IDOT Public Meeting – Grand Crossing Rail Project -12/13

Posted: December 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

You are invited to attend Public Meetings hosted by the Illinois Department of Transportation regarding the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Grand Crossing Rail Project. Tuesday, December 13th at Sherwood Park 5701 S. Shields. 4pm-7:30pm.

The purpose of the Grand Crossing Rail Project is to improve freight and passenger rail efficiency on Chicago’s South Side and enhance Amtrak’s on-time performance. The purpose of the meetings is to: • Provide an overview of the project • Review the project’s draft purpose and need for improvements • Obtain public input on the draft purpose and need An open house will be held between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. where you can view an audio-visual presentation and project exhibits. The project team will also be available to discuss the project and answer questions. A formal session with questions and answers will then be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. In the case of a weather emergency, the Public Meetings will be rescheduled at a later date in January of 2012. The meetings will be accessible to persons with disabilities. Anyone needing special assistance should contact Josh Druding at (312) 335-0100.

Persons planning to attend who will need a sign language interpreter or similar accommodations should notify the Illinois Department of Transportation at (866) 273-3631(TTY) at least five days prior to the meeting. Questions and comments regarding this project should be sent to: Grand Crossing Rail Project | Parsons | 10 South Riverside Plaza, 4th Floor | Chicago, Illinois 60606 Attn: Tony Pakeltis | e-mail:

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