The US Route 51 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is being conducted by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) with the purpose of evaluating the feasibility of several alignments based on social, economic, environmental and engineering issues. The limits of the study extend from U.S. CR 900 N (south of Pana, IL) south to the CR 2150 N (east of Irvington). The study area for this project includes the counties of Shelby, Christian, Fayette, Washington, Jefferson, Marion, and Clinton. Click here to go the US 51 website.
Note: IDOT projects typically have three distinct phases. Phase I (or the project Study) consists of developing the project scope, environmental studies and preliminary design of a project. Phase II (Design) consists of refining the design to develop contract plans and land acquisition. Phase III (Construction) consists of the actual construction of the project.