Illinois Department of Transportation Randall S. Blankenhorn, Acting Secretary
Eastern Bypass Study

From Interstate 74 to Illinois Route 6 — Tazewell, Woodford, and Peoria Counties

A Context Sensitive Solutions Project

CAG Documents


Meeting Agendas  (12)

Meeting Notes  (12)

Misc Documents  (29)

Community Advisory Group (CAG)


A key part of our study process will be the creation of a Community Advisory Group.  The Group will:

  • Ensure that the opinions of the broader community are shared with the IDOT project team.
  • Ensure that information developed by the project team is distributed throughout the community.
  • Help ensure that the best possible corridor is identified.
  • Generate interest and knowledge among the general public about the Eastern Bypass Study.

In carrying out these functions, the CAG will play an important role in defining the area's important features, identifying highway preferences, and recognizing potential highway effects.


Advisory Group members will be expected to carry out the following responsibilities:

  • Attend each CAG meeting and participate in Group discussion and activities.
  • Participate openly and honestly, respecting the opinions of other Group members.
  • Endorse the roles of the Group, as outlined above.
  • Represent their organization, constituency, or broader community interests.

Membership on the CAG is an important job, but we also expect it to be an educational, rewarding experience for all involved.


It is important that the CAG be representative of all the varied interests that exist within the greater study area.  In short, we need all viewpoints represented.  We anticipate the membership to include volunteers from at least the following interests:

  • Local and county government
  • Area communities
  • Agricultural interests
  • Environmental groups
  • Business organizations
  • Transportation-related organizations
  • Area homeowners associations
  • Bicycling interests
  • Others, as they are identified

These groups represent large numbers of people who will have a stake in the outcome of the Eastern Bypass Study.  Therefore, it is important that they be represented on the CAG, if possible.

We would also like the participation of area residents.  These are individuals who may not officially represent a group but who can reflect the views of the population in general.  We expect that the CAG will meet approximately seven times over the course of the two-year Corridor Study.

If you feel you would like to be a member of the CAG, then we would like to hear from you.  Please complete one of our "CAG Membership Application" forms.  We would like to receive all forms no later than August 11, 2008.

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