Will County hosting public meetings for Wilmington-Peotone Road study

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The Will County Division of Transportation is holding two public information meetings this month about the future of Wilmington-Peotone Road, between Interstate 55 and Drecksler Road.

The meetings will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Wilmington City Hall, 1165 S. Water St., and from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Peotone High School, 605 W. North St., Peotone.

The public information meetings are part of a Planning and Environmental Linkages Study being conducted on the 22-mile stretch of road between Wilmington and Peotone, according to a news release from Will County.

The open house-style meetings will allow residents to review information on the road, including challenges and possible improvements, and provide feedback, according to the release.

The division of transportation said the Wilmington-Peotone Road PEL Study will help the county identify, analyze and plan for the corridor’s future and accomplish the following goals:

  • Understand the existing and future travel demand.
  • Provide efficient east-west mobility for all users throughout the corridor.
  • Develop a corridor that can handle travel demand in a safe manner to support the economic vitality of the county.

Public comments can be made in person at one of the public information meetings or online at www.wilmingtonpeotonestudy.com.

Comments can be submitted directly through a form submission or through an interactive map of the project area, so concerns and comments can be tagged to a location along the corridor.

The meetings will be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Anyone needing special assistance should contact the Will County DOT at ckupkowski@willcountyillinois.com or 815-727-8476.