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INDOT Seeks Public Input for U.S. 30

(Indianapolis, IN) - A series of public meetings are scheduled to discuss potential upgrades to stretches of highways such as U.S. 30 in La Porte County.

 

According to the Indiana Department of Transportation,  study teams looking at the future vision and scope of the potential changes on U.S. 30 and U.S. 31 are seeking input from the public.

 

Public information meetings will be held in each of the four study areas:

 

US 30 West 

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 

  • 5-7 p.m., presentation at 6 p.m.
  • Oregon Davis School (5990 N. 750 E., Hamlet, IN 46532) 

US 30 East 

Monday, December 5, 2022

  • 5-7 p.m., presentation at 6 p.m.
  • Sweetwater Sound (5501 US Hwy 30 W., Fort Wayne, IN 46818) 

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 

  • 5-7 p.m., presentation at 6 p.m.
  • Lincoln Elementary School (203 N. Lincoln St., Warsaw, IN 46580)

US 31 North 

Thursday, December 1, 2022 

  • 5-7 p.m., presentation at 6 p.m.
  • Rochester Community High School (1645 S. Park Rd., Rochester, IN 46975)

US 31 South 

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 

  • 5-7 p.m., presentation at 6 p.m.
  • Tipton County Fairgrounds (1200 S. Main St., Tipton, IN 46072)

Thursday, December 8, 2022 

  • 5-7 p.m., presentation at 6 p.m.
  • Peru Jr. High School (30 Daniel St., Peru, IN 46970)

To accommodate those unable to attend the in-person public meetings, recorded presentations and opportunities to comment will be available after each meeting at ProPELUS30.com and ProPELUS31.com.

 

In addition to public information meetings, ProPEL US 30 and US 31 study team members are visiting communities on a regular basis to hold office hours.  Office hours are informal, in-person conversations where residents, businesses and others interested in the studies can ask questions, provide input, and receive regular updates.

 

ProPEL US 30 and US 31 is an INDOT initiative to streamline transportation planning using collaborative PEL studies to consider environmental, community, and economic goals early in the planning process.  Once the studies are completed in 2024, INDOT will evaluate results to identify and develop projects along these corridors.

 

There has been talk for years of converting much of U.S. 30 into more of an interstate by reducing the amount of intersections and other changes to allow for faster travel across the state.

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