(Indianapolis, IN) - The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is looking for more public feedback on its plan for improving the U.S. 30 and U.S. 31 corridors.
INDOT initiated a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study in the summer of 2022. It’s scheduled to wrap up with a list of recommendations next fall. Of interest in this area, of course, is the busy stretch of U.S. 30 that runs through La Porte County.
INDOT says they have accumulated 55 possible solutions, which they refer to as the "Universe of Alternatives." Now they’re trying to narrow that universe into a workable plan of action.
“The ProPEL U.S. 30 and 31 study area encompasses 180 miles across 12 counties, so we must carefully examine how the corridors fit and function in each area,” said Project Manager, Sandra Flum. “The safety, traffic flow, connectivity, access, and other considerations will naturally look different among communities. Similarly, we are listening to how residents in each study area envision the corridors to reflect the character of the area.”
Potential improvements range from better roadway lighting to major freeway expansion. Overall, safety is the biggest focus. INDOT is considering various intersection improvements, such as Reduced Conflict Intersections (RCIs), Continuous Green T (CGT) Intersections, and quadrant roadway intersections.
To get more information and to weigh in on various options, follow the links below. Public feedback will be accepted until December 22nd.
Details regarding the options for U.S. 30 can be accessed at ProPEL 30.
To submit a comment for the project in this area, click here: US 30 West.
Other means of obtaining information are listed below: