As the plans are being put together for the Multi-Modal Transportation Improvement Program, the Illinois Department of Transportation has set tonight as the time and place for a public meeting regarding the project.  Organizers are set up at the IDOT District 8 headquarters in Collinsville, and are ready to hear from the public between 4 and 6pm.  An IDOT Spokesperson is hoping for a good turnout.

IDOT Spokesperson Paris Ervin says that's because a meeting last week in Carlyle only had about 15 people attend.

Ervin comments

IDOT also will present the latest developments on the first ever statewide Illinois Bicycle Transportation Plan.  The Multi-Year Program for the current Fiscal Year 2014-2019 totals about $9.5-billion for the state road and bridge systems alone, and focuses on maintenance and improvement of the road system and any interconnected modal systems, such as transit, rail, or bike facilities, as appropriate.

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