Three Public Meetings Scheduled to Discuss Brandon Road Draft Report

Published Aug. 17, 2017
News Release

Brandon Road News Release

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – In order to facilitate discussion of the recently-released Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study – Brandon Road Draft report, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled three public meetings with locations in Chicago, Muskegon, Michigan; and Joiliet, Illinois. The schedule for these meetings is as follows: 

  • Sept. 11, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the James R Thompson Center, 100 W Randolph St., Chicago. 
  • Sept. 14, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Muskegon Community College, Collegiate Hall, 221 S. Quarterline Road, Muskegon, Michigan.

  • Sept. 18, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Joliet Junior College, “U” Conference Center, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, Illinois. 

During the meetings, the Corps will provide a presentation on the tentatively selected plan that includes structural and nonstructural options and technologies for preventing upstream transfer of aquatic nuisance species, such as Asian carp, at Brandon Road Lock and Dam on the Illinois Waterway.   

An oral comment period will follow the presentation for anyone wishing to voice opinions and concerns. The Corps will also accept written comments during the meetings. A webinar and Facebook Live format for the Sept. 14 and Sept. 18 meetings will be available to anyone who is unable to attend in person. Visit for details on how to participate in the meetings virtually.  

The 45-day public comment period runs through Oct. 2. Comments can be made anytime during this period by visiting the GLMRIS website at Comments may also be mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, ATTN: GLMRIS-Brandon Road Comments, 231 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604.  Comments must be postmarked by Oct. 2. 

Protecting the Great Lakes from aquatic nuisance species is a shared responsibility. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has worked with many federal and state agencies throughout the study process and now needs public feedback on the tentatively selected plan.

Allen Marshall

Release no. 17-039