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NIRPC invites public to comment on Regional Corridor Study

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The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is holding a 30-day public comment period on its Regional Corridor Study (RCS).

The comment period began on Nov. 17, and will end on Dec. 21.

The RCS is a technical assessment of the major transportation network connectivity in the Northwest Indiana region. “Improving mobility and connectivity is the main goal of this study by providing new connections to existing or future transportation routes across the region,” NIRPC said. “It also contributes to reducing congestion and travel time on major roadways.”

“The focus of the study is to functionally fill a gap between regionally significant highways and local major and minor arterials,” NIRPC noted. “Currently there are 14 interchanges within almost 45 miles on I-80/94. Only six of them are regionally connected, through major arterials, to U.S. Highway 30, the major east-west connector in the region. The goal is to provide multiple direct routes between U.S. 30 and I-80/94.”

Comments can be submitted in the following ways:

* Email:

* Phone: (219) 763-6060, ext. 160.

* USPS: NIRPC, 6100 Southport Road, Portage, IN 46368

All comments received during the 30-day public comment period will be compiled into a public comment report and responded to. This report will be made available to the public and distributed to the relevant NIRPC committees prior to any action on these items.

The document may be downloaded in PDF or HTML formats from the NIRPC website




Posted 11/18/2016




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