IDOT to hold public meeting in Marion | Events
MARION, IL (KFVS) - Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider recently announced that the Illinois Department of Transportation will seek early input into the development of its upcoming Multi-Modal Transportation Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2014-2019.
Informational and feedback sessions will be held in communities throughout the state.
The public meeting for the IDOT’s District 9 area will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Williamson County Pavilion, 1601 Sioux Drive in Marion. The meeting will give residents and businesses in the area a chance to better understand and weigh in on project priorities over the next five to seven years.
“With maintenance and modernization of our transportation system always on our minds, IDOT is proactively planning for the next multi-modal transportation program to be announced in Spring of 2013,” said Secretary Schneider. “Public input is a vital and extremely beneficial component of our new multi-modal focus. Our hope is that the citizens of Illinois will participate in our outreach to make sure that our transportation system is serving them the best way possible.”
The proposed Multi-Year Program is based on current estimates of local, federal and state funding, including funding from Governor Pat Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! capital program, enacted in 2009. The MYP for the current FY 2013-2018 totals about $9.2 billion and focuses on maintenance and improvement of the existing state road system.
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