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Public Involvement

IDOT knows that any transportation project will impact people in many different ways - many will benefit while some may be adversely affected. For that reason, an important component of the Gateway Connector Corridor Protection Study was a comprehensive, responsive public involvement program.

Throughout the study, the team held over 60 meetings with community leaders, legislators, state and federal resource agencies, property owners, residents, and special interest groups. Along with public meetings in July and November 2003 and May 2004, these meetings helped the study team learn about the concerns of area citizens while providing important details about the study.

All public comments were reviewed as part of the public involvement process. Reasonable suggestions or recommendations that addressed the study’s purpose and need for a new corridor, or revealed significant issues or impacts, were incorporated into the team’s analysis and decision-making.

The public involvement process is not a vote - “for” and “against” comments are not counted up and “winner” declared as a result. Instead, the process is designed to help IDOT understand the views and concerns of everyone interested in the study and address those concerns in the best manner possible.

Although the Corridor Protection Study has been completed, your comments and feedback are still important to IDOT. Additional public involvement activities will take place in the Location and Environmental Study (Phase I). To register for the project mailing list, please click here.


Project Newsletters

Newsletter One - Spring 2003

Newsletter Two - Fall 2003

Newsletter Three - Spring 2004

Newsletter Four - Fall 2004

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