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December 01, 2011
For Immediate Release

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IDOT and INDOT Seek Purpose and Need Comments

The Illinois and Indiana Departments of Transportation have developed the Draft Purpose and Need Statement. An important factor in selecting the best corridor alternative is its ability to address the Purpose and Need for improvements. Therefore, it is important to have a good understanding of those needs as we identify possible alternatives. The Draft Purpose and Need will be refined as data is updated and the study team continues their coordination and interaction with the communities, technical agencies, and environmental resource agencies. Based on the technical analysis and public involvement findings, three transportation needs have been initially identified: improve regional mobility, address local system deficiencies, and provide for efficient movement of truck freight demand.

IDOT and INDOT are looking for your comments on this document. All comments received during this time period will be incorporated into the public record for the Illiana Environmental Impact Statement. Please submit your comments by January 4, 2012 via the project website comment form or via mail or e-mail to:
 
Mr. Kesti Susinskas
Illinois Department of Transportation - Region 1
201 West Center Court
Schaumburg, IL 60196-1096
Kesti.Susinskas@Illinois.gov

Click here for the Draft Purpose and Need Document for Review