IDOT Seeks Public Input on Southwest Highway Roadwork

IDOT Seeks Public Input on Southwest Highway Roadwork
Posted on 07/31/2017

IDOT is seeking public comments on Section 4(f) impacts the IL 7 (South of 135th Street to 131st Street) project will have on Groundhog Slough owned and operated by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.

Section 4(f) lands include publicly owned parks, recreational areas, wildlife and waterfowl refuges, or public and private historical sites. The project will impact Groundhog Slough to construct a right turn lane, improve drainage and replace traffic signals.

This is the first opportunity for the public to comment on the additional public land needed for this project. The Section 4(f) de minimis documentation is available for viewing at the following locations during normal business hours.

DATE: July 31, 2017 to August 30, 2017

TIME: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday thru Friday

PLACE: Illinois Department of Transportation

Bureau of Programming - 4th Floor
201 West Center Court
Schaumburg, IL 60196
Forest Preserve District of Cook County
536 North Harlem Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305

Electronic copies are available on IDOT's website at under the Section 4(f) tab. Written comments can be submitted at the IDOT office, mailed to the IDOT office, or submitted electronically at the above website. Comments must be received by August 30, 2017 to be considered part of the public record.

This documentation will be accessible to people with disabilities. Anyone needing special assistance should contact Brenda Alicea at (847)705-4107. Persons planning to visit either site or view the documents 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 (5) days prior to the visit.

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