Illinois Department of Transportation, Gary Hannig, Secretary

Interstate 55

From I-80 to US 52

Located in Will County, Illinois

Community Advisory Group (CAG)


To provide input and advice to IDOT and its study team with the goal of building overall consensus as the project progresses.

  • To provide structured input and advice from the community at large.
  • To provide key information to the study team regarding local concerns, economics, business, safety, transportation, environment, land use, and other aspects from which potential issues may exist.
  • To ensure that information developed by the project team is distributed throughout the community.
  • To help ensure that the best alternative is identified.
  • To generate interest and knowledge among the general public about the I-55 Study.


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, while respecting the opinions of other group members.
  • Endorse the roles of the group, as outlined above.
  • Represent your respective organization, constituency, or broader community interests.


It is important that the CAG be a representative cross section of stakeholder types and groups in the vicinity of the corridor. Membership typically includes volunteers from the following groups:

  • Local and County Government
  • Area Communities
  • Environmental Groups
  • Police and Fire Districts
  • School Districts
  • Business Organizations
  • Religious Organizations
  • Transportation Related Organizations
  • Area Homeowners Associations
  • Bicycling Groups
  • Individual Residents
  • Others, as they are identified

These groups represent large numbers of people who will have a stake in the outcome of the study. Therefore, their representation is an important part of the study process and its ultimate outcome. We expect that the CAG will meet approximately six times over the course of the Study.