The Illinois Department of Transportation will hold two public meetings in the area next week to present updates on alignments being developed for U.S. Route 51.
The area meetings are:
• Vernon/Patoka 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Patoka Civic Center, 210 W. Bond St., Patoka.
• Vandalia 6-8 pm. on Wednesday at the Mother of Dolors Parish Center, 705 W. St. Clair St.
The meetings have an open-house format, with project staff to be available for discussion and questions.