A project of this magnitude takes significant time and planning. If we do not start working “Today”, the most effective alignment may be blocked by development “Tomorrow” when the project is vital to accommodate growth. The ESH is being planned for the year 2035 based upon adopted land use and forecasted population and employment growth.
The Context Sensitive Solutions Policy for Illinois can be found in the IDOT Bureau of Design and Environment Manual (Chapter 19 available on the IDOT website).
The best way to keep updated is to continue to check the East Side Highway website. The website will continue to evolve, and updates will become more frequent as the CSS process moves along as it will become important to provide up-to-date information to stakeholders. Additionally, the East Side Highway comment line (217-373-8901) will provide information on upcoming meetings.