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Public hearing scheduled for Spring Valley bridge

Published: Monday, March 31, 2014 4:51 p.m. CDT

SPRING VALLEY — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will host a Public Informational Meeting on the proposed replacement of the Spring Valley Bridge over the Illinois River. IDOT is currently conducting a planning study for the bridge replacement and encourages all interested persons to attend.

The meeting will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on April 9 in the Community Room in Spring Valley City Hall, 215 North Greenwood St.

The public hearing will be held in an open house format, which means those interested may attend any time from 4 to 7 p.m.

The proposed project includes constructing a replacement bridge east of the Spring Valley Bridge, while still maintaining traffic on the existing structure. The Illinois 89 roadway approaches will be raised to reduce roadway flooding, and sidewalk will be extended along the west side of IL 89 from the CSX Railroad to Barto’s Landing. Following construction of the new bridge, the existing bridge will be removed.

The purpose of this hearing is to present the preliminary proposed replacement and to seek comments from the general public, local community and business owners. Exhibits of the proposed replacement will be available for inspection and viewing throughout the duration of the hearing. IDOT representatives will be in attendance to answer questions from the public.

There will be no formal presentation.

Persons with a disability planning to attend this meeting should contact Duane Lukkari by April 7 to advise of planned attendance. To ensure reasonable accommodations can be made, contact IDOT District 3 by writing to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 700 East Norris Drive, Ottawa, Illinois 61350, calling 815-434-8565, faxing815-434-8553, by telecommunications device for the hearing impaired 888-642-3458 or through the Illinois Relay Center 800-526-0857. The meeting room is accessible to persons with a disability.

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