Your Involvement

Recognizing the value that the community brings to the transportation planning process, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will employ several tools to ensure a variety of opportunities for you to be involved throughout the McClugage Bridge Project. Public involvement will be guided by both National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements and IDOT’s Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) policy. CSS is an approach to project study and planning that helps ensure the project’s recommended alternative “fits” into the surroundings of the area as well as balances costs, safety, commuter needs, environmental impacts, and the project’s goals. At least one informational meeting will be held to present alternatives and bridge options and to obtain your feedback. A public hearing will also be held to present the preferred alternative. Outreach and informational materials will be available throughout the project, including this website, a fact sheet, and updates on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.