Environmental Agency Meetings

September 6, 2012

A Resource and Regulatory Agency meeting was held on September 6, 2012 to discuss Concurrence Point No. 3 – Preferred Alternative. Concurrence was obtained from the Regulatory and Resource Agencies. Additional topics of discussion at this meeting included ongoing consultation with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the Hines Emerald Dragonfly in the Des Plaines River Valley and review of the draft Biological Assessment.

Power Point Presentation (pdf)
Meeting Minutes (pdf)

June 15, 2012

A Resource and Regulatory Agency meeting was held on June 15, 2012 to provide an update of the project and included the following topics:

  • Review of Alternatives to be Carried Forward
  • Coordination with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the Hines Emerald Dragonfly
  • Coordination with Illinois Historic Preservation Agency regarding historic sites
  • Detailed engineering design studies

Power Point Presentation (pdf)
Meeting Minutes (pdf)

June 24, 2009

A Resource and Regulatory Agency meeting was held on June 24, 2009 to provide an update of the project and included the following topics:

  • Studies and Findings to Date
  • Status of Merger Process
  • Outcome of Public Involvement
  • Other Coordination Activities
  • Outstanding Environmental Issues

Power Point Presentation (pdf)
Meeting Minutes (pdf)

November 14, 2006

A Resource and Regulatory Agency meeting was held on November 14, 2006 to discuss Concurrence Point No.2 – Alternatives Carried Forward for this project. Subsequent meetings were held on December 5, 2006 and January 9, 2007. Meeting minutes are posted below.

  • 11-14-06 Concurrent Point No. #2 Meeting
  • 12-05-06 Concurrent Point No. #2 Meeting Follow-up
  • 01-09-07 FHWA/IDOT Coordination Meeting

March 1, 2005

A Resource and Regulatory Agency meeting was held on March 1, 2005 to discuss the Purpose of and Need For Action document for this project. This meeting is referred to as Concurrence Point #1 in the NEPA/404 Merger Process and is attended by such agencies as the Federal Highway Administration, the Illinois Department of Transportation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other affected agencies. The Purpose and Need Statement for this project was approved; click here to view the Purpose and Need Statement.