Public Comment for IDOT Amendment to FY 2023-2026 TIP

Each year the East-West Gateway Board of Directors adopts a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that allocates federal funds to transportation projects. The TIP is developed using priorities and procedures approved by the Board of Directors through the adoption of Connected2045. Throughout the year the documents are modified to include new projects or significant changes to projects as additional funding becomes available. Before a project is eligible to receive federal funds it must be included in the TIP.

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Program Summary

Since the Governor of Illinois released the IDOT program on August 12, 2022, only 21 IDOT projects with lettings scheduled through March 2023 were included in the FY 2023-2026 TIP that was approved on August 31, 2022. IDOT is requesting to amend the FY 2023-2026 TIP to add 65 projects at a total cost of $947.2 million. Included in this amendment are 9 new projects and 56 projects reprogrammed from the FY 2022-2025 TIP. The description, project limits and costs for these projects by phase of work are summarized in this document. The phases of work are: preliminary engineering (PE), right of way Acquisition (ROW), and construction (IMPL). A video summarizing the amendment is here. It also provides information on how to comment online.
 
EWG will accept comments on the amendment from September 16, 2022 through October 17, 2022.

Air Quality Conformity

A new air quality conformity determination is not required since the nine new IDOT projects are considered exempt with regard to air quality. The 56 reprogrammed projects were included in the modeling for the FY 2023-2026 Air Quality Conformity Determination which was approved August 31, 2022.

Public Comment

How to Comment

We encourage you to review and comment on the proposed IDOT amendments.
Comments on projects may be sent to tip@ewgateway.org or by mail to:

IDOT Program Comments
East-West Gateway Council of Governments
1 S. Memorial Drive, Suite 1600
St. Louis, MO 63102

Comments must be submitted or postmarked by October 17, 2022.

A listing of projects is available below. To view information about a specific project and leave a comment, please click on the project sponsor, then on the project title. Project information and a link to comment will appear on the right side.


Comments must be submitted or postmarked by October 17, 2022.