The proposed Illiana Expressway will reduce traffic on the Borman Expressway by only 2.2 percent. It will put 7,700 more vehicles on U.S. 41 and 5,000 more vehicles on Interstate 65.
There is a high probability the Illiana will be built by a private entity who will charge tolls to recoup their investment and make a profit. The extra vehicles on 41 and 65 will require major costly road improvements to resurface and add additional lanes, not to mention long-term, continual maintenance.
This effects every Indiana resident, whether you live in Lake, Porter or LaPorte County. Instead of your taxes fixing roads in your community, you will pay to improve and maintain the roads affected by a privately owned Illiana. This effects everybody!
There is no benefit to Indiana. There is a meeting at the Lowell Middle School from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Stand up and say no to the Illiana!
- Sandy Linden, Lowell