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PUBLIC MEETING – September 30, 2014

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in cooperation with the Federal Railroad Administration, will host a public meeting on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 concerning a project for the Chicago to St. Louis Illinois High-Speed Rail (HSR) Program. This project, the Tier 2 Environmental Assessment and Design Report, will study the impacts and design alternatives of a proposed rail grade separated overpass, or flyover, in south Springfield near the Village of Southern View.

The meeting will be held in an open house format. IDOT representatives will be on hand to answer questions throughout the open house.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Route 66 Hotel and Convention Center

625 East St. Joseph Street

Springfield, IL 62703

The purpose of the Springfield Flyover is to enhance passenger rail service by reducing delays and congestion as part of the Chicago to St. Louis High-Speed Rail Program. Currently, a pair of at-grade rail crossovers north of Stanford Avenue allow Union Pacific (UP) and Norfolk Southern (NS) trains to cross each other. The former must wait for clearance from NS dispatchers before proceeding. In order to meet the high-speed rail schedule required by IDOT, the at-grade rail crossing must be eliminated.

*This meeting will be accessible to persons with disabilities. Anyone needing special assistance should contact Leslie Kirchler of Images, Inc. at (630) 510-3944. Persons planning to attend who will need a sign language interpreter or other similar accommodations should notify the TTY/TTD number (800) 526-0844/or 711; TTY users (Spanish) (800) 501-0864/or 711; and for telebraille dial (877) 526-6670 at least five days prior to the meeting.meeting on January 9, 2014, concerning the Illinois High-Speed
Rail (HSR) Project. At this meeting, the study team will present
information regarding the Springfield 3rd Street Corridor.
The purpose of this meeting is to present renderings of the
planned improvements and to provide additional details on the
upcoming work within the Springfield 3rd Street Corridor.
The meeting will be held in an open house format. Interested
persons may visit anytime between 4 PM and 7 PM. A brief
presentation will be made at 5:30 PM. Attendees will have
the opportunity to review exhibits and meet with IDOT and study
team representatives.
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