Residents can voice their concerns about proposed projects for Interstate 65 and Cline Avenue during two public meetings next month.
The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is having its first meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 18 at Merrillville Town Hall, 7820 Broadway, according to a news release. The second meeting is at 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at the East Chicago Public Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive.
The commission proposed amendments to its 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan to address the expansion of I-65 from U.S. 231 to Ind. 2 and the construction of a new Cline Avenue bridge.
A private investment group, United Bridge Partners, has pledged to rebuild the bridge at no cost to the state. Officials from the commission have said the group wants to be part of the process because traffic on the new bridge will impact the area's air pollution regulations.
Residents can raise questions and voice comments about the projects from Feb. 3 to March 5, according to the news release.
NIRPC's Transportation Police Committee is expected to review the comments April 8. The full commission will review the comments at its April 17 meeting.