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What is an Environmental Assessment (EA)?
When will this study be complete?
Who is a project stakeholder?
How can I get involved?
Who is involved in the project?
When will construction start?

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the purpose of the study? ^top

A: The purpose of this Environmental Assessment is to identify transportation deficiencies, develop improvement alternatives, recommend preferred improvements, and identify and evaluate impacts of a preferred transportation improvement. The alternatives evaluated will include the no build alternative.

Q: What is an Environmental Assessment (EA)? ^top

A: An Environmental Assessment (EA) is an assessment of the possible impacts – positive or negative – that a proposed project may have on the environment’s natural, social and economic aspects for the purpose of informing decision makers and project stakeholders.

Q: When will this study be complete? ^top

A: The Environmental Assessment is anticipated to be completed toward the end of 2013 or beginning of 2014.

Q: Who is a project stakeholder? ^top

A: Stakeholders are individuals and organizations that are actively involved in the project, or whose interests may be affected as a result of project completion. Stakeholder involvement is critical to the success of this project and an integral part of the developments of a preferred alternative. Stakeholders may likely have varying opinions on project alternatives or area resources.

Q: How can I get involved? ^top

A: Continue to check the project website for up dates and view the Getting Involved page.

Q: Who is involved in the project? ^top

A: The project is being conducted by the Village of Richmond with oversight from the Illinois Department of Transportation. Other stakeholders are identified in the Stakeholder Involvement Plan.

Q: When will construction start? ^top

A: Projects are developed in three phases: Phase I includes preliminary design, Phase II includes construction plans and cost estimates, and Phase III includes construction. Phase II and Phase III are unfunded and therefore a construction start date cannot be determined.

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