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Public Hearing
The Illinois Department of Transportation invites you to attend the public hearing concerning the improvement of IL 131 from Russell Road to Sunset Avenue in Lake County.

Date: November 16, 2017
Time: 4 - 7 p.m.
Location: Beach Park Middle School, 40667 N Green Bay Road, Beach Park, IL 60099

Purpose of the hearing:

-To present the preferred alternative and the Environmental Assessment (EA)
-To present Section 4(f) impacts to the Waukegan Sports Center
-To obtain public input

This hearing is an open house format. You are welcome to stop by anytime from 4-7 p.m. Exhibits will be on display, and an audio-visual presentation will be shown continuously during the meeting. A Public Forum will begin at 6 p.m., where the public will be invited to make a statement to a court reporter. Project team members will be present to discuss the project and answer questions.

The EA has been completed and will be presented at the public hearing. The EA describes the purpose and need of the proposed project, alternatives considered, the recommended preferred alternative, anticipated environmental impacts, project benefits, and potential mitigation measures. It will be available for public review and comment on the project website at www.IL131Project.com, Zion-Benton Public Library District, Waukegan Public Library, the municipalities in the study area, and the Departmentís District One office in Schaumburg. A complete list of these locations can be found on the project website. Comments will be accepted through December 16, 2017.

This hearing will be accessible to people with disabilities. Anyone needing special assistance should contact Lori Brown, PE, at (847) 705-4477. Persons planning to attend who will need a sign language interpreter or other similar accommodations should notify the departmentís 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.

Written comments can be submitted through the project website: www.IL131Project.com.


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