There are several methods for the public to become involved and obtain information about the project. These methods provide information and opportunity for feedback regarding upcoming public meeting events, project schedule, and general project status updates within the study area.
Public Outreach Meetings - Stakeholder involvement for the U.S. 52/IL 64 over the Mississippi River Phase I Study will be an ongoing process from project initiation through completion. Meetings will be held during the project development process to provide outreach opportunities to all stakeholders. These meeting opportunities are listed below.
- Public Open House Meeting:
The purpose of this initial public meeting will be to gather the thoughts and concerns regarding the project and seek feedback on initial project alternatives. Questions raised by meeting participants, depending on the nature, will be either answered immediately or addressed in subsequent meetings, letters or other communication mechanisms. Comments received at the public meeting will be documented, and the information will be considered as a part of the analysis and evaluation of the proposed improvements. Individuals on the mailing list will receive invitations in the mail announcing future public meetings.
- Public Hearing:
A Public Hearing will be held near the end of the Phase I process to present the Preferred Alternative for public review and comment.
Other Public Involvement Opportunities
In addition to the meeting opportunities described in the preceding section,
there are several other methods for the public to obtain information about the
project. These methods (noted below) provide information and opportunity for
feedback regarding upcoming public meeting events, project schedule, and general
project status updates within the study area.
To support public meeting invitations and other direct public contact, a mailing list has been developed and updated regularly. This list will includes property owners as identified in tax records, area officials and other interested individuals. Phone numbers and e-mail addresses will be added to the list, as available. If you would like to be added to the Mailing List, please visit the “Contact Us” section of the Information Center.
To assist with the consistent delivery of information on the progress of this project, newsletters will be produced at key project milestones. These newsletters will expound upon the basic information found on the website, update readers on the study’s progress, and serve as the mailed invitations to the public meetings.
An effective method of informing the general public about a project and
its results is through broadcast and print media. Media strategies to be
used during this study include advertisements, handouts, press releases,
and media correspondence with agency-designated spokespersons.
Question/Comment Submittal Form
Please fill out a comment form, as we are interested in your thoughts
and ideas. This will add you to our mailing list to receive meeting
notices and other mailings unless you ask not to receive them. The
comment form is located in the “Contact Us” section of the Information