A month ago in this space, we urged area citizens to provide more input to the Illinois Department of Transportation about the agency’s proposed routes for a western bypass for U.S. Route 51.
Previous public meetings had drawn only modest participation, and we didn’t feel that IDOT officials were hearing enough from us.
Last week, however, at a follow-up meeting just for residents of Vandalia’s northern neighborhoods, the highway engineers got an earful.
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