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The Illinois Department of Transportation will play host to a public open house on Tuesday, Sept. 18, to gather comments regarding concerns along Interstate 270, from the Riverview Drive interchange in St. Louis to Illinois Route 157 in Madison County.

Potential improvements to the I-270/Illinois Route 111 interchange, which has recently received funding through the Illinois Competitive Freight Program, will also be presented.

The public meeting will be held in an open-house format from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Southwestern Illinois College – Granite City Campus, 4950 Maryville Road.

Exhibits will be on display, and staff will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. Written comments will be accepted at the meeting. They also can be mailed within two weeks following the event.

The meeting will be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Anyone needing special assistance should contact Tiffany Brase at (618) 346-3175. 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.