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I-55 Managed Lanes Project Public Hearing: December 7, 2016

A Public Hearing for the I-55 Managed Lane Project was held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the Holiday Inn, 6201 Joliet Road, Countryside, Illinois from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Attendees were invited to view an audio-visual presentation that provided an overview of the Project and information about the various strategies associated with a public-private partnership (P3). 

There was also an opportunity for attendees to speak with IDOT representatives and view maps of the corridor and numerousexhibit boards that included a project overview, project purpose and need, overview of selected alternatives, benefits of P3's, and next steps in the process. 

At 6 p.m. attendees were invited to participate in a Public Forum in which they could register to speak for up to two minutes regarding the project.

To view the presentation for the meeting, click here.

To view the display boards for the meeting, click here.

I-55 Managed Lanes Project Public Hearing: May 17, 2016

A Public Hearing for the Environmental Assessment for the I-55 Managed Lane Project was held on May 17, 2016 at the Holiday Inn, 6201 Joliet Road, Countryside, Illinois from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Participants were invited to visit a room that featured numerous display boards that included a project overview, project purpose and need, current study area conditions, alternatives development, overview of the alternatives, environmental considerations, noise evaluation, project timeline, and next steps in the process. Participants were offered an opportunity to submit written comment forms.

Viewing stations included roll plot maps of the corridor that depicted the common noise environment, a brief video demonstrated how overhead lane signage works, video of a simulation of managed lanes, a listening station in which participants were invited to use a head set to hear the differences in potential noise levels.

At 6 p.m. attendees were invited to participate in a Public Forum in which they could register to speak for up to two minutes regarding the project.

To view the presentation for the meeting, click here.

To view the display boards for the meeting, click here.

 

I-55 Managed Lanes Project Public Meeting: December 9, 2015

The second public meeting for the I-55 Managed Lane Project was held on December 9, 2015 at the Holiday Inn, 6201 Joliet Road, Countryside, Illinois from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

The meeting events took place in two rooms, one contained a continuous audio-visual presentation that included the project overview, project purpose and need, alternatives development, overview of the alternatives, environmental considerations, noise evaluation, and next steps in the process. The second room contained exhibit boards, roll maps and 2 stations.

The display boards provided information regarding the study process overview, current study area conditions, project timeline, conceptual alternatives, alternatives evaluation criteria, environmental impacts, project benefits, and the noise study process.


Roll plot maps of the corridor that depicted the common noise environment and the proposed geometrics were also on display.

A station was set up where participants could watch a short video on Active Transportation Management Strategies that demonstrated how overhead lane signage works. A second station allowed participants to use a head set to hear the differences in noise levels.

To view the presentation for the meeting, click here.

To view the display boards for the meeting, click here.

 

Corridor Planning Group (CPG) Meeting #4: November 10, 2015

The fourth Corridor Planning Group (CPG) Meeting was held concerning the improvement of Interstate 55 (I-55) from the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) to the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/I-94) in DuPage and Cook Counties.

At the fourth meeting, a presentation was given to it included a review of past CPG Meetings, information on Managed Lane Alternative Evaluation, and Noise Impacts Evaluation

November 10, 2015
9:00 AM -12:00 PM

Holiday Inn Countryside Conference Center
6201 Joliet Road
Countryside, Illinois 60525

To view the presentation for the meeting, click here.

To view the meeting summary, click here.

 

Corridor Planning Group (CPG) Meeting #3: January 29, 2014

The third Corridor Planning Group (CPG) Meeting was held concerning the improvement of Interstate 55 (I-55) from the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) to the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/I-94) in DuPage and Cook Counties.

At the third meeting, a presentation was given to it included a review of CPG Meeting #2, information alternatives evaluation, sketch level evaluation, and Active Traffic Management Strategies.

January 29, 2014
9:00 AM -12:00 PM

Holiday Inn Countryside Conference Center
6201 Joliet Road
Countryside, Illinois 60525

To view the presentation for the meeting, click here.

To view the meeting summary, click here.

 

Corridor Planning Group (CPG) Meeting #2: August 13, 2013

The second Corridor Planning Group (CPG) Meeting was held concerning the improvement of Interstate 55 (I-55) from the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) to the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/I-94) in DuPage and Cook Counties.

At the second meeting, a presentation was given to it included information on the CMAP Presentation -Campaign for Congestion Pricing in the Chicago Region, a summary of CPG#1 and Public Meeting (PM) #1, project draft Purpose & Need, process to determine Managed Lane access locations, and the alternatives development process.

August 13, 2013
9:00 AM -12:00 PM

Holiday Inn Countryside Conference Center
6201 Joliet Road
Countryside, Illinois 60525

To view the presentation for the meeting, click here.

To view the meeting summary, click here.

 

I-55 Managed Lanes Project Public Meeting: November 1, 2012

An Open House Public Meeting was held concerning the improvement of Interstate 55 (I-55) from the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) to the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/I-94) in DuPage and Cook Counties.

The purpose of this meeting was to present the study schedule, outline IDOT's planning process, seek input on existing issues and concerns, as well as feedback on possible managed lane solutions along the I-55 corridor. The meeting was conducted in an open house format. Interested persons were able to attend from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Attendees had the opportunity to view an audio-visual presentation, review project exhibits, provide comments, and meet with IDOT and study team representatives on a one-on-one basis.

November 1, 2012
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Countryside Conference Center
6201 Joliet Road
Countryside, Illinois 60525

To view the meeting summary, click here.

To view the presentation, click here.

To view the exhibit boards, click here.

 

Corridor Planning Group (CPG) Meeting #1: October 11, 2012

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) initiated the I-55 Managed Lane Project. This project will study an addition of managed lanes in each direction (within the existing median of I-55). The study area begins at the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) and continues east to the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94).

As part of our public outreach program, a Corridor Planning Group (CPG) was established. This group consists of Mayors/Presidents from each of the communities in the study area, the Chair/President from the Counties, Metropolitan Planning Organization, other governmental bodies, agencies, or interest groups. The CPG serves an important advisory role and discusses many issues, such as transportation system needs, a range of managed lane alternatives and an evaluation of those alternatives.

At the first meeting, a presentation was given to introduce the study process, schedule, public outreach program, and CPG roles and responsibilities. During the workshop portion of the meeting, the group was asked to identify transportation issues/concerns as they related to the corridor and managed lane solutions in the study area.

October 11, 2012
9:30 AM -11:30 AM

Holiday Inn Countryside Conference Center
6201 Joliet Road
Countryside, Illinois 60525

To view the presentation for the meeting, click here.

To view the meeting summary, click here.

 

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