Public Meetings

January 28, 2014

Fairmont Neighborhood Meeting
The exhibits that were on display from the Fairmont Neighborhood Meeting that was held on January 28, 2014 are now available.  Also available is the brochure and comment form.

November 19, 2007

Public Information Meeting #2
A Public Information Meeting to discuss the development of the Caton Farm/Bruce Road project was held on June 5th and June 7th, 2007 at Lockport Township High School and Lewis University respectively. The objective of the Public Information Meeting (PIM) was to present the alternatives to be carried forward for public comment and response.

The PIMs, held on June 5th and June 7th from 4 to 8 p.m., were identical in content and were set up in an open house format. A power point presentation was set-up to discuss the project development from the previous PIM in the Spring of 2002, which ran every half hour. Exhibits were prepared of all the alternates to be carried forward and pertinent data.

The PIMs were advertised in the May 17th and May 31st of the Herald News newspaper. In addition, individual letters of invitation were sent to area elected officials, community leaders and other adjacent and/or interested parties/property owners, and identified project stakeholders. Over 1100 letters were sent out. The PIM was also advertised on the project website.

A project brochure was developed and available at the PIM for all attendees. The Project Brochure included a more detailed description of the purpose of the meeting, the need for the improvement, the scope of the work, the project schedule and information about right-of-way-acquisition. An overall project map was shown depicting all of the alternates being considered. A comment/note sheet was also provided within the Project Brochure. All comments were asked to be submitted by June 22, 2007.

Detailed exhibits were on display for inspection by the PIM attendees. Exhibits with aerial photography were provided for each of the 6 alternates to be carried forward showing proposed geometry, existing/proposed right-of-way, and impacted areas. Exhibits elaborating on the project schedule, right-of-way acquisition, purpose and need, impact summary, federal aid timeline, traffic projections and high accident locations were also displayed.

The PIM provided an opportunity for attendees to discuss the project and ask questions. Attendees could submit comments via a court reporter or by written response. All comments were asked to be submitted by June 22, 2007 or submit an electronic comment via the project email address (comments@cfb-study.com).There were 138 individuals that signed-in at the PIM on June 5th at Lockport Township High School in the City of Lockport, Illinois. There were 51 individuals that signed-in at the PIM on June 7th, at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. A total of 67 written comments and 21 verbal comments via court reporter were received at and/or subsequent to the PIM.

There were 138 individuals that signed-in at the PIM on June 5th at Lockport Township High School in the City of Lockport, Illinois. There were 51 individuals that signed-in at the PIM on June 7th, at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. A total of 67 written comments and 21 verbal comments via court reporter were received at and/or subsequent to the PIM.

June 5, 2007

Public Information Meetings – June 5 & 7
Two Public Information Meetings will be held on Tuesday, June 5th at Lockport Township High School from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and on Thursday, June 7th at Lewis University from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Both meetings will present the alternatives to be carried forward in an Open House format. Both meetings will present the same information.

Public Information Meeting #1

West Side – June 18, 2002
East Side – April 9, 2002
This first in a series of public meetings was held to introduce and present corridors for the Caton Farm – Bruce Road improvement. The main goal of this meeting was to generate public involvement early in the study process and to present the preliminary improvements alternates (See map below).

The west side public meeting was held at Richland Grade School from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. About 30 people attended this meeting. The east side public meeting was held in the Community Room at Lockport Township Highschool, East Campus from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. About 250 people attended this meeting. Will County representatives and consultant staff fielded questions from residents on an informal basis at both meetings.

Exhibits that were presented at the meetings: