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I-55 Managed Lane Project Public Hearing

In accordance with Section 15(h) of the Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Act, the Illinois Department of Transportation (Department) invites you to a public hearing to learn more about its plans to explore the use of public-private partnerships as a way to design, build, finance, operate and/or maintain the I-55 Corridor from I-355 to I-90/94 in DuPage and Cook counties.

This is in follow-up to the Department's completion of the environmental study for the proposed improvement of I-55. The scope of work for this improvement consists of the addition of one managed lane in each direction within the existing median of I-55, drainage improvements, and installation of noise walls. The existing travel lanes along I-55 will remain free but the new managed lane is proposed to be tolled as an Express Toll Lane.

The details of the meeting are as follows:

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Countryside Conference Center
6201 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL 60525

Purpose of the meeting:

• To provide a brief overview of the project, as well as various strategies associated with public-private partnerships
• To solicit public input

Exhibits will be on display and an audio-visual presentation will be shown continuously during the hearing. Project team members will be present to discuss the project and answer questions. A Public Forum will begin at 6:00 p.m., where the public will be invited to make a statement to a court reporter. Written comments may be submitted at the hearing, mailed after the hearing at the address set forth below, or submitted on the project website at http://www.i55managedlaneproject.org/get_involved/

This meeting will be accessible to people with disabilities. Anyone needing special assistance should contact Berenice Vallecillos of Morreale Communications at (312) 300-6870. Persons planning to attend who will need a sign language interpreter or other similar accommodations should notify the Department using the TTY/TTD number (800) 526-0844/or 711; TTY users (Spanish) (800) 501-0864/or 711; and Telebraille (877) 526-6670 at least five (5) days prior to the meeting.

All mailed correspondence regarding this project should be sent to:

Illinois Department of Transportation
ATTN: District 1 - Bureau of Design
201 W. Center Court
Schaumburg, IL 60196-1096