Shawnee Parkway Project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are initiating a Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Study (Phase I Engineering) to analyze improving the east-west travel ways between the intersection of IL Route 3 and IL Route 146 and Interstate 57 in Alexander, Pulaski, and Union Counties. This study, referred to as the Shawnee Parkway, will take a detailed look at the transportation system within the study area to address the lack of east-west roadways, reduce travel times, improve traffic safety, and provide for economic opportunities.

This engineering and environmental study will be balanced with the input of stakeholders including farmers, residents, business owners, environmental groups, economic organizations, educational facilities, health care services and local government to determine the best possible solution for the area.

Please visit the Shawnee Parkway website at: for further information and to be added to the project mailing list.

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