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January 24, 2014 - The Illiana Corridor Study Tier Two Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is available for public review and comment.
Lowell, IN and Wilmington, IL – The Illinois and Indiana Departments of Transportation (IDOT and INDOT) will host public hearings for the Illiana Tier Two Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which is evaluating transportation improvements in Will County, Illinois and Lake County, Indiana.
Thursday, December 12, 2013, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) approved the Illiana Corridor Project for its 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan.
The Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) and The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) issued a Request for Qualifications on Tuesday, Nov. 12,
The Illinois Department of Transportation IDOT issued a Request for Qualifications on Friday, Nov. 8,
Today's vote by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's MPO Policy Committee approved the project as a priority in the GO TO 2040 Plan. The Illiana, along with the South Suburban Airport, are key parts...
View the Tier Two Preferred Alternative Map
Any comments on the Preferred Alternative Memorandum received by April 30, 2014 from the public will be considered in the preparation of the FEIS. A more detailed discussion of the factors supporting the selection of Alternative 1 with Design Option 4 as the preferred alternative is presented in the Preferred Alternative Technical Memorandum, and will be further detailed in the Tier Two FEIS.
Tier Two DEIS Alternatives Map
View the Tier Two DEIS Alternatives Map
The Tier Two Draft EIS is a compilation of stakeholder outreach and comprehensive information about the project’s purpose and need, proposed plans and alternatives, and potential effects on environmental resources such as wetlands, wildlife, cultural resources and noise, as well as potential effects on future traffic operations caused by proposed alternatives as well as the “no-build” alternative. The Tier Two Draft EIS Notice of Availability (NOA) was made available for public review and comment on January 24, 2014 on this website as well as local libraries in the study area and DOT offices. The NOA began the 45 day public review and comment period which ran through March 10, 2014.
Illiana Landowner Ombudsman Contact
Attorney Michael Hansen
This website has been created to facilitate public input and provide facts and updates about the project study, study process, and schedule. We invite you to explore this site and provide your comments and recommendations regarding the study through our Contact Us section.
Who is conducting the study?
IDOT is managing the consulting contracts and overall study. INDOT is financially participating in the study and will provide leadership for the Indiana portion of the study area. IDOT and INDOT will act as joint lead agencies with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). A consultant team lead by Parsons Brinckerhoff will conduct the Illiana Corridor Study for IDOT and INDOT.