Welcome to the US 51

Environmental Impact Statement

The US 51 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is being conducted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The purpose of this planning study is to evaluate a transportation improvement between CR 900N (south of Pana) and CR 2150 N (east of Irvington) that will meet local and regional needs while improving safety and enhancing mobility.

Project Update

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) held a series of open house public hearings to present the remaining alternatives of US 51.  All interested parties were invited to attend and encouraged to comment on the remaining alternatives. If you were not able to attend the hearings or did not receive a comment form, you may submit a comment here or download a copy of the comment form here and mail it in. All comments received by April 21, 2014 will be included in the official public hearing record. More information on the public hearings is available here and content presented at the public hearings is available here.

The DEIS is available for public review on this website here.  The document discusses the alternatives that were evaluated and the project’s potential impacts on the natural and built environment in the study area.  Hard copies of the DEIS are available for viewing at the following locations:

Carnegie-Schuyler Library                        
303 E. 2nd Street                                    
Pana, IL 62557                                    

Patoka Public Library
210 W. Bond Avenue
Patoka, IL 62875

Centralia Regional Library                        
515 E. Broadway                                    
Centralia, IL 62801                                

Sandoval Branch Library
118 E. Commercial Avenue
Sandoval, IL 62882

Nokomis Public Library
22 S. Cedar Street
Nokomis, IL 62075

To see the remaining alternatives on an interactive map click here.

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