IDOT offers details, answers on Springfield rail corridor work
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is inviting the public to an open house-style hearing on the Third Street railroad corridor project in Springfield from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, according to a press release.
IDOT members will discuss the upcoming improvements to the rail corridor in the Springfield area and how they fit into the ongoing Chicago-to-St. Louis work. Details on the construction, its impacts on residents and commuters, dates and locations of upcoming work and the benefits of the project will be available.
The hearing will be held in rooms B6 and B11B at the Bank of Springfield Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, formerly the Prairie Capital Convention Center.
Preparatory work on the project has already begun, including fencing along the corridor. The construction work on the 18 crossings in the Third Street corridor will begin in September. The project has been in progress since 2010 and has an anticipated completion date of spring 2018. More information is available at www.idothsr.org.
An additional public meeting for the Springfield Rail Improvements Project will be held at the same time and location. The public will receive updates and answers to questions from representatives regarding that project.