The alternatives were developed by the Community Working Group (CWG) and the Project Study Group (PSG). The CWG is a group of local stakeholders who volunteered to serve as representatives of the public. The CWG advises the PSG at key steps in the EA process. The PSG is a group composed of local and state government and transportation officials.
One component of the study is to investigate the placement of utilities within a future East Side Highway corridor. The potential of including the Enbridge pipeline within the corridor will be considered along with the full range of alternatives. It’s important to note, however, that location must work with the Purpose and Need.
CIRA is and will continue to be a major traffic generator and economic engine on the east side of Bloomington Normal. CIRA is not the main driver of this project; it is one of many traffic generators/destinations included as part of the study.