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.