News & Events
January 24, 2014
For Immediate Release
Public Hearings Announced & Tier Two Draft EIS 45 day Public Review and Comment Period Kicks Off!
Tier Two Draft EIS 45 day Public Review and Comment Period Kicks Off!
January 24, 2014 - The Illiana Corridor Study Tier Two Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is available for public review and comment. The Tier Two Draft EIS documents the need for transportation improvements for east-west travel between I-55 in Illinois on the west and I-65 in Indiana on the east. The Tier Two Draft EIS is a compilation of stakeholder outreach and comprehensive information about the project's purpose and need, proposed plans and alternatives, and potential effects on environmental resources such as wetlands, wildlife, cultural resources and noise, as well as the potential effects on future traffic operations caused by the proposed alternatives as well as the "no-build" alternative.
We encourage you to review the full Draft EIS, particularly as it relates to issues important to you. The Draft EIS includes a detailed summary of the study findings. A detailed table of contents and an index are included to help guide you through the document. The full Draft EIS is available at public libraries throughout the study area, DOT offices and online. You can also order a CD through the project website.
See the links below for options to view the Tier Two Draft EIS:
In conjunction with the release of the Draft EIS, the Illinois and Indiana Departments of Transportation (IDOT and INDOT) will host public hearings in Will County, Illinois and Lake County, Indiana.
The public hearings will be held:
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Lowell Middle School
19250 Cline Avenue
Lowell, IN 46356
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Local 150 Training Facilities
19800 West Arsenal Road
Wilmington, IL 60481-8256