The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and City of Springfield will host a public meeting for a MacArthur Boulevard Feasibility Study on January 29, 2014 at Southside Christian Church.
The limits of the study are MacArthur Boulevard, from Wabash Avenue to South Grand Avenue, in Springfield. The department encourages all interested persons to attend and participate. The public meeting will be held in an open house format, which means interested residents can attend any time from 5 to 7 p.m.
Various elements along the corridor will be studied, such as access, traffic signals, drainage issues, pedestrian, bicycle, and mass transit accommodations, and possible ways to facilitate additional green space. The goal of this feasibility study is to determine the general scope and cost of improvements desired and to recommend possible future improvements. The study is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2014.
The purpose of the meeting is to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the current need for improvements on the corridor. Exhibits, maps, and aerial photography of the study area will be available for inspection and viewing during the entire time department representatives are present. All persons interested in this project are invited to attend.
The meeting location is accessible to special needs individuals. Anyone needing special assistance should contact Roger Driskell, Deputy Director of Highways, Region Four Engineer, 126 East Ash Street, Springfield, IL, 62704-4792; phone (217) 342-8202.
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