(La Porte, IN) - Removing truck traffic from downtown La Porte will be discussed tonight. A proposal for a by-pass will be laid out during a public meeting.
For a couple of years, a lot of work has been done to pinpoint the route of a bypass, also known as an economic development corridor, and determine cost estimates. The updated plans and other things like financing options will be revealed during the meeting scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the La Porte Civic Auditorium.
La Porte Mayor Tom Dermody said removing truck traffic from downtown is key to making the city a more walkable community and generate additional economic activity in the downtown. “It’s just very difficult for that to happen with truck traffic moving through Lincolnway,” he said. Dermody said the city supports La Porte County government which is spearheading the project.
Previous plans included options like the corridor running from about U.S 35 and Boyd Boulevard north to the Indiana Toll Road.