New Illinois Website 37 Improvements Site Invites Public Input for Proposed Williamson County Project

CARBONDALE – The Illinois Department of Transportation invites the public to learn more and comment on proposed improvements to Illinois 37 from Wildcat Drive to Illinois 148 south of Marion in Williamson County.

Instead of holding a regular public meeting, IDOT will share project details and encourage public participation from December 1 to 15 via a new website, – IL-148.html.

The project involves the milling and resurfacing of the existing two-lane road, the construction of two 8-foot shoulders, the grading of new ditches and the extension or replacement of the culverts of Wildcat Drive and continuing south, se ending near Illinois 148. IDOT will also build a right-turn lane at Lake of Egypt Road.

The milling and resurfacing project is expected to start in late summer 2023 and run through 2024.

By visiting the website, the public can view aerial photographs with suggested improvements, suggested sample sections, a safety overview and online commentary.

Physical copies of project documents will be on display at District 9 office, 2801 W. Murphysboro Road in Carbondale. Comments received or stamped before December 22 will form part of the official record of the public meeting.

Written comments not submitted through the website should be sent to:

Illinois Department of Transportation

P.O. Box 100

Carbondale, IL 62903

Attention: Keith Roberts, Acting Engineer IDOT Region 5

Those without internet access can contact Valerie Rolla, Project Engineer for IDOT District 9, at (618) 549-2171, ext. 15214 for more information on the project.

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