IDOT to hold listening sessions to discuss infrastructure needs
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), in cooperation with the Illinois Capital Development Board, is sponsoring a series of listening sessions across the state in order to discuss and gain input on the state’s infrastructure needs.
At the end of the meetings, Gov. Bruce Rauner will be in attendance to provide a comprehensive package of recommendations.
“With a world-class system of roads, transit systems, airports and railroads, Illinois is rich in transportation infrastructure, but we are at a crossroads,"Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn said. "This asset makes us stand out, but it is beginning to deteriorate and in need of reinvestment. These meetings with the Capital Development Board are a listening tour to help us rebuild and craft a plan going forward that allows Illinois to continue to serve as the transportation hub of North America and build top-notch state facilities, so we can grow our economy and improve our quality of life.”
DuPage County residents are invited to attend a meeting on May 11 at 10 a.m. in the DuPage Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, at 306 Main St. State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-IL) and other legislators will participate in the panel discussion.
“I strongly encourage the people of DuPage County to attend this meeting,” Ives said. “Valuable information will be shared, and the public will have an opportunity to let leaders from IDOT know what projects are priorities here in DuPage.”