Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) is a collaborative public involvement approach that engages all project stakeholders and uses a flexible, creative design approach to develop, construct and maintain cost effective transportation facilities. More »
There will be several methods for the public to become involved and obtain information about the project. These methods will provide information and opportunity for feedback regarding upcoming public meeting events, project schedule, and general project status updates within the study area.
Five CAG/TAG meetings may be conducted as a means to obtain representative stakeholder input regarding various project issues and potential system solutions. Meetings with individual stakeholder groups will also be scheduled as needed. Renderings and visualizations will be developed to illustrate concepts and issues that have been raised, developed, and evaluated. The renderings and visualizations will be dependent on the topic of discussion and format of the particular workshop.
If you are interested in being considered for membership on the Community Advisory Group, please fill out and return the attached form to IDOT, per the noted instructions.
Stakeholder involvement for the 95th Street at Stony Island Avenue study will be an ongoing process from project initiation through completion. Public meetings will be held at key points during the project development phase to engage the public. The purpose of the meetings will be to gather the thoughts and concerns regarding the information presented. Questions raised by meeting participants, depending on the nature, will be either answered immediately or addressed in subsequent meetings, letters or other communication mechanisms. Comments received at the public meetings will be documented, and the information will be considered as a part of the analysis and evaluation of the proposed improvements. Individuals on the mailing list will receive invitations in the mail announcing future meetings.
In addition to the meeting opportunities described in the preceding section, there will be several other methods for the public to obtain information about the project. These methods (noted below) will provide information and opportunity for feedback regarding upcoming public meeting events, project schedule, and general project status updates within the study area.
To support public meeting invitations and other direct public contact, a mailing list will be developed and updated regularly. Phone numbers and e-mail addresses will be added to the list, as available. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please visit the Contact Us section of the Information Center.
An effective method of informing the general public about a project and its results is through broadcast and print media. Media strategies to be used during this study include message development, press releases, publication pieces, and media correspondence with agency-designated spokespersons.
Please fill out a comment form, as we are interested in your thoughts and ideas. This will add you to our mailing list to receive meeting notices and other mailings unless you ask not to receive them. The comment form is located in the Contact Us section of the Information Center.