Dyer discusses proposed Main Street extension on Thursday

2013-03-23T17:57:00Z 2013-03-23T23:29:03Z Dyer discusses proposed Main Street extension on ThursdayMary Wilds Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
March 23, 2013 5:57 pm  • 

DYER | Dyer has scheduled a meeting for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall to talk about the proposed extension of Main Street into Illinois.

The meeting, open to the public, will be in the lower level meeting room at Town Hall.

Dyer has no hand in any plans to extend Main Street, Town Council President Joe Cinko said at the Dyer Town Council meeting March 14.

Rather, the project has involved Munster and the state of Indiana’s Department of Transportation.

The meeting “is an attempt to be proactive and give citizens” information as well as a chance to offer input, Cinko said.

Currently, the west side of Main Street dead ends at Sheffield Avenue in Dyer. Lengthening the street into Illinois would place the extension in a residential area.

Proponents of the extension have said that a new section of road would provide a much-needed east west artery in the region. However, Dyer residents directly to the west of Main Street have opposed the project.

Project engineers and other officials will attend the meeting. No action will be taken that night. Cinko emphasized the meeting will be strictly informational.

Dyer Town Hall is at the southwest corner of Hart Street and U.S. 30. For more information, contact the Town Council offices at (219) 865-6108.

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