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Public hearing on October 24 in Westville on changes to US 6 Ind 2 intersection

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A proposed intersection improvement at U.S. Highway 6 and Ind. 2 in LaPorte County will be the subject of a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Westville High School cafeteria (enter Door 2), 207 E. Valparaiso St. in Westville.

The Indiana Department of Transportation will hold the hearing to give all interested persons the opportunity to comment on current design plans for project.

“The preferred alternative proposes to convert the existing four-way stop-controlled intersection into a single-lane roundabout,” INDOT said. “The center of the roundabout will be shifted slightly north of the existing intersection’s center in order to minimize impact to adjacent properties. All improved roadway will be surrounded by concrete curb and gutter, which will drain into a new storm sewer system and will include a new installed detention basin. Lighting improvements will be included as well as adjacent driveways restored within the limits. Access to all properties will be maintained during construction. The maintenance of traffic will be phased allowing two non-opposing intersection approaches to remain open at all times. The first phase will involve construction of the northwest and northeast roundabout approaches. The second phase will involve construction of the southwest and southeast roundabout approaches.”

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

* Westville Public Library, 153 W. Main St. in Westville. Phone: (219) 785-2015.

* INDOT LaPorte District, 315 E. Boyd Road in LaPorte. Phone: (855) 463-6848.

Public statements for the record will be taken as part of the public hearing process. All verbal statements recorded during the public hearing and all written comments submitted prior to, during and for a period of two weeks following the hearing date, will be evaluated, considered and addressed in subsequent environmental documentation.



Posted 10/11/2018




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