The Illinois Department of Transportation is moving forward with the expansion of 6th Street in Springfield.
Southern View Village President Nora Petrosky was concerned about the effect this expansion would have on her village. IDOT met with officials from Southern View to discuss the problems. One of the main concerns is that the expansion would cut off frontage roads to businesses, an issue that was brought to IDOT’s attention.
Another issue Petrosky raised was the elimination of drainage ditches.
Although no solutions have been put in place, Petrosky is optimistic. She says more meetings are scheduled with IDOT down the line.