Public meeting set regarding I-270 Bridge replacement over Mississippi River

hornerchainofrocksCOLLINSVILLE — The Illinois Department of Transportation will host a public meeting Jan.17 to discuss the proposed replacement of the Interstate 270 Bridge over the Mississippi River.

The public meeting will be held in an open-house format that Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Southwestern Illinois College-Granite City Campus, 4950 Maryville Road, Granite City.

The public is invited to learn about the project and provide comments. Exhibits will be on display. Staff will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. Representatives from the Missouri Department of Transportation, a key partner in this study, also will be available. Written comments will be accepted at the meeting. They also can be mailed within two weeks following the event. For more information about the project, visit

The meeting will be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Anyone needing special assistance should contact Karen Geldert at (618) 346-3157. Persons planning to attend who will need a sign language interpreter or other similar accommodations should notify IDOT through the TTY/TTD number (800) 526-0844/or 711; TTY (Spanish users) (800) 501-0864/or 711; and/or for Telebraille dial (877) 526-6670 at least five days prior to the meeting.


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