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IDOT to discuss/hold Public Meeting for U.S. 40 Reconstruction Project

By Devese “Dee” Ursery 

TROY — The Illinois Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to debate the study for the proposed highway improvements on U.S. 40 in Madison County.

IDOT, with collaboration from the Federal Highway Administration, has initiated the Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Study of U.S. 40, from Formosa Road to Bethany Drive, located  in Troy. The meeting will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at C.A. Henning Elementary School, located at 520 U.S. 40, Troy.

The Phase I portion of this project will look at options to address traffic capacity and mobility through the study area. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the project and obtain public input.

Literature and display boards with details of the project will be available for public review, as well as information regarding engineering, land acquisition and environmental processes. Officials from IDOT and the project consultant for Volkert, Inc., will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. The meeting will be held in an open house format. There will be no formal presentation made.

The public is invited to make a comment for consideration in the project development. A comment form will be provided at the meeting and via the project website at The public can mail comments directly to 1102 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville, Ill., 62234. Comments can also be submitted to Sarah Wiszkonvia on or before March 30 either by email at or by telephone at (618) 346-3309.

The meeting site  is accessible to people with disabilities. To request special accommodations, please contact IDOT at 618-346-3309 or 888-642-3449 (TDD) at least seven days before the meeting.


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