What is the status of the 66 Corridor study?

The 66 Corridor Study was discontinued. This does not preclude any future 66 Corridor studies from being conducted.

What are the limits of the study area?

The study area is located in the counties of Alexander, Pulaski, and Union. It is bounded by Illinois Route 146 to the north, Interstate 57 on the east, and along Illinois Route 3 to the west and south.

Where will this new roadway be constructed and what type of roadway is being planned?

This study is currently in the preliminary planning stage. The location or type of roadway has not been determined at this time. As the study progresses, engineering and environmental analyses will be performed. This information along with public input received will be used to determine the alignment and type of roadway.

The name “Parkway” has been assigned to many different kinds of roadways in many states, including two lane and four lane highways that allow commercial vehicles. The use of Parkway is merely a way to name the study at this point.

Is the Shawnee Parkway study funded?

Phase I (Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Study) is currently funded. Phase II (Final Design & Construction Bid Documents), Phase III (Construction), Land Acquisition, and Utility Relocation are not funded at this time. Additional funding will be considered in the future based on fund availability and project readiness.

How can I participate in the Study?

There will be many opportunities for stakeholders to provide input during the study. Public participation activities will include public meetings, the study website, and newsletters. Please join our mailing list to receive updates on the study, newsletters and notices regarding upcoming public meetings. IDOT will issue public notices about upcoming events as they are scheduled.