posted by
Property Rights Foundation of America®

U.S. Department
of Transportation

Illinois Division

 3250 Executive Park Drive
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Federal Highway

September 27, 2002



Ms. Linda M. Wheeler, Director
Office of Planning & Programming
Illinois Department of Transportation
2300 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield. Illinois 52764

Attention: Mr. Keith Sherman
Planning and Systems Section Chief

Dear Ms. Wheeler:

Subject: Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway (MGRSB) and the De-designation Request from Jersey County

This is in reply to your September 20, 2002 letter along with attached maps and legal descriptions requesting the Federal Highway Administration's approval to de-designate Illinois 100 from the Green County line south to the northern boundary of the Pere Marquette State Park including the de-designation of the Legate property on Illinois 100 adjacent to the south side of Pere Marquette State Park. Jersey County has indicated that it does not have the needed support from its farm community for the program, and the farm community is concerned about future impacts the program may have on their agricultural community. You have also provided documentation that Jersey County has followed your state guidelines for scenic byway de-designation.

Accordingly, we approve your request for de-designation of the aforementioned portions of the MGRSB.


Don R. Keith
Right-of-Way Program Manager

For: Norman R. Stoner, P.E.
Division Administrator

cc: Mr. Richard Hunter, Bureau of Land Acquisition

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