MERRILLVILLE | Plans for construction of a new 81-room motel can proceed following action Tuesday by the Merrillville Town Council.
The council approved a request by Doug Babcock to vacate an easement at 8415 Louisiana St.
Babcock, a project manager for Precision Construction, said plans are to construct a Staybridge Suites motel at the site.
It's expected the new motel will be completed by next spring, Babcock said.
A Holiday Inn Express had been previously planned for that same location.