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Corridor Protection is allowed under Section 4-510 of the Illinois Highway Code (605 ILCS 5/4-510). Since the public meeting, a final Corridor Protection Map has been filed in the Perry County Recorder’s Office. This filing provides a means of protecting the right of way needed for future improvements.

Corridor protection applies to the portion of the project known as the West Bypass. More particularly, it begins a short distance south of Chicken Creek on existing Illinois Route 13/127; it proceeds in a northerly direction around the west side of Pinckneyville to an ending point on existing Illinois Route 13/127 a short distance north of Quail Ridge Road.

The Corridor Protection Map indicates the approximate right-of-way limits that are anticipated to be needed for the corridor. Property owners planning to make an improvement within the corridor should contact IDOT by registered mail no less than sixty (60) days prior to starting construction. The Department will decide within forty-five (45) days whether or not to acquire the additional right of way.

RECORDED CORRIDOR PROTECTION MAP: Illinois Route 13 127 Perry County (485k pdf)

Corridor Protection Aerial Mosaics:


The project's Environmental Assessment (EA), containing the final analyses and reporting on the preferred alternatives, was approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on September 14, 2007. The FHWA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for this project on December 16, 2008. These documents may be viewed by clicking below:

Get Involved

In 2004 the IDOT District 9 Office decided to assemble an Illinois 13/127 Pinckneyville Area Citizens Advisory Council to gain insight into the issues and values of the public in the Pinckneyville area in hopes of better understanding what highway option would best serve the community.  The intent for forming an Illinois 13/127 Pinckneyville Area Citizens Advisory Council was to provide an effective means for public discussion on the five alternate alignments under consideration in the Pinckneyville area. Sixteen council members plus four technical advisors served on the assembled group.View the Advisory Council’s Final Report.

Any further questions can be addressed by calling or visiting the IDOT Region 5, District 9 Headquarters at 2801 West Murphysboro Rd. on the west edge of Carbondale at (618) 549-2171.


Project Newsletter:

IL13-127 September 2007 Newsletter

Aerial Mosaic of Proposed Improvements