Illinois Department of Transportation, Erica Borggren, Acting Secretary
Patrick J. Quinn, Governor
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The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will hold an open house public hearing to present the preferred alternative and proposed road closures of a proposed four-lane facility from IL Route 6 near Peoria, IL to I-180 in Bureau County.

June 14, 2006
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Three Sisters Park Pavilion
17201 North State Route 29, Chillicothe, IL

June 15, 2006
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Henry Senachwine High School Gymnasium
1023 College Street, Henry, IL

 IDOT will hold two open-house public hearings to present the proposed action for improving Illinois Route 29. All interested parties are invited to attend and participate in the public hearings. You may attend any time between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. NO FORMAL PRESENTATION WILL BE GIVEN. IDOT personnel and representatives from their consultant team will be on hand to answer questions and receive comments about the proposed project. A Court Reporter will be available at the hearings to take oral testimony. The public may also submit written comments. All comments received by June 25th will be included in the official hearing record. Property acquisition and relocation assistance information will be available. Exhibits and maps of the proposals developed in the study will be available for review during the entire time as will copies of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).

The DEIS is also available for public review and comment at IDOT’s website ( and at the libraries listed below. The document discusses the alternatives that were evaluated, including IDOT’s preferred alternative, and the project’s potential impacts on the natural and man-made environment in the study area. Comments on the DEIS can be sent to Mr. Joseph E. Crowe, P.E. at the address listed at the bottom of this ad any time before June 25, 2006.

Peoria Public Library
107 NE Monroe Peoria, IL
Henry Public Library
702 Front Street Henry, IL
Lacon Public Library
205 6th Street Lacon, IL
Chillicothe Public Library
430 N. Bradley Avenue Chillicothe, IL

The hearing locations are accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations or additional information should contact the person listed below at least 5 days prior to the public hearing.

Eric Therkildsen, P.E.
Illinois Department of Transportation
401 Main Street
Peoria, Illinois 61602
Phone: (309) 671-3333
TDD: (309) 671-3450
Fax: (309) 671-3498

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