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INDOT hearing Thursday on county's latest roundabout: Ind. 2, 100S, 300W

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The Indiana Department of Transportation’s LaPorte District will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 23, on a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Ind. 2, C.R. 100S, and C.R. 300W in Porter Township, approximately four miles southwest of U.S. Highway 30 in Valparaiso.

The public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. at the Boone Grove High School cafeteria, 260S 500W.

“The purpose of the public hearing is to offer all interested persons an opportunity to comment on current design plans” for the roundabout, INDOT said.

Specifically, plans call for the reconfiguration of the existing intersection, by converting the existing five-way stop-controlled intersection into a four-legged, single-lane roundabout. In addition, C.R. 300W will also be re-aligned to “T” into Ind. 2 approximately 150 feet southwest of the intersection.

“All improved roadway will be surrounded by concrete curb and gutter, which will drain into a new storm sewer system and detention basin,” INDOT said. “The basin will be located west of Ind. 2, north of the intersection. Lighting improvements will include the addition of decorative light fixtures located along the roundabout approaches.”

“Traffic is proposed to be detoured onto the official state routes using portions of Ind. 8, Ind. 49, and U.S. 30 during the construction period,” INDOT noted. “However, local county roads may be used by local traffic and as a result of the closure of C.R. 100S and C.R. 300W.”

“Access will be maintained to all local properties,” INDOT said. “Local school corporations and emergency services will be notified prior to any construction activity that could impede or limit access. The project is anticipated to require approximately four acres of new permanent right-of-way with the potential of a residential displacement located northwest of the intersection. Additional project information will be presented during the public hearing.”

The environmental document and preliminary design plans are available to view prior to the public hearing at the following sites:

* Hebron Public Library, 201 W Sigler St.

* INDOT LaPorte District Office, 315 E. Boyd Blvd. in LaPorte.

 

 

Posted 3/21/2017

 
 
 
 

 

 

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