Public Meeting to Be Held Jan. 31 on Interstate 80 Study

Interstate 80
A file photo shows traffic backed up on westbound I-80 due to a crash near Briggs Street in Joliet. Planners want to widen the interstate to address safety concerns, but funding for the $1 billion worth of work is uncertain. (Bonnie Trafelet / Chicago Tribune)

JOLIET –(ENEWSPF)—January 16, 2018

By: Rosemary Piser

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced that it will hold a public meeting Wednesday, January 31, regarding the study for proposed improvements to Interstate 80 from Ridge Road to U.S. 30 in Grundy, Kendall and Will counties.

The public meeting will take place at the Joliet Junior College Event Center, 1215 Houbolt Road from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The meeting will provide updates on the project status, present the alternatives developed and evaluated, and to obtain public input on the selection of a preferred alternative.

Exhibits will be on display while an audiovisual presentation will be shown continuously during the meeting. Project team members will be present to discuss the project and answer questions. Written comments can be submitted at the meeting, mailed afterward or made through the project website, Comments received by February 14 will become part of the official meeting record.

Anyone with disabilities needing special assistance should contact Leisa Niemotka of Images Inc. at 630-510-3944, ext. 115. People planning to attend who will need a sign language interpreter or other similar accommodations should notify the department’s TTY/TTD number 800-526-0844/or 711; TTY users (Spanish) 800-501-0864/or 711; and Telebraille 877-526-6670 at least five days prior to the meeting.