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IDOT Public Notice – IL Route 29



The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is seeking public comments on the effects that proposed improvements to Illinois Route 29 will have on the Lincoln Prairie Trail property. The Lincoln Prairie Trail is a significant, publicly owned paved bicycle and pedestrian path under the City of Pana’s jurisdiction and therefore is subject to protection under Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966. For the Illinois Route 29 project, IDOT intends to seek a Section 4(f) “de minimis” impact finding from the Federal Highway Administration based on a determination that the project will not adversely affect the features, attributes, or activities that qualify the Lincoln Prairie Trail for protection under Section 4(f).


The proposed improvement replaces the Illinois Route 29 structure over the main drainage ditch 1.8 miles northwest of Pana. Effects the project will have on the trail include grading the roadside ditch between Illinois Route 29 and the trail to facilitate drainage around the proposed structure.  Mitigation includes avoiding any physical impacts to the trail itself, thereby allowing the trail to remain open throughout the duration of construction. Detailed documentation describing the impacts and mitigation associated with the effects of the Illinois Route 29 project on the Lincoln Prairie Trail is available at the following location and times:


Illinois Department of Transportation, District 6

126 East Ash St.

Springfield, IL 62704

Monday through Friday – 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM


Written comments must be received by February 18, 2022 to be considered as a part of the public record. Comments and correspondence regarding this project may be submitted electronically to or sent to:


Jeffrey P. Myers, P.E.

Region Four Engineer

126 East Ash St.

Springfield, IL 62704

Attn: Jon Kelley



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