IDOT to Hold Hearings on Chicago-St. Louis Line

The Illinois Department of Transportation will conduct public hearings next week to discuss further development of the Chicago-St. Louis used by Amtrak.

The state is rebuilding the tracks between Joliet and Granite City, Ill.,  to increase train speeds from 80 to 110 mph.

IDOT will define the scope of the projects by preparing Purpose and Need Statements. The statements will govern all future decisions about the projects. The hearings will be held on the following dates and locations:

Chicago, Feb. 24
Chicago Union Station, The Union Gallery
500 W. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60661
4-7 p.m.

Joliet, Feb. 26
Jacob Henry Mansion, Victorian Ballroom
15 S. Richards Street
Joliet, IL 60433
4-7 p.m.

Orland Park, Feb. 27
Homewood Suites by Hilton Orland Park
16245 S La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL 60467
4-7 p.m.

East St. Louis, Feb. 25
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center
101 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Circle
East St Louis, IL 62204
5-7:30 p.m.

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