MPC recognizes what Indiana officials don't see

2013-09-17T00:00:00Z MPC recognizes what Indiana officials don't see nwitimes.com
September 17, 2013 12:00 am

Finally, an entity that recognizes the folly of the proposed Illiana Expressway, i.e., the Metropolitan Planning Council.

It's pathetic that it took an Illinois organization to specify what Indiana officials, including those of The Times, are unable to recognize: the sacrifice of healthy green space to the blight of asphalt.

Take a good look as you (try to) drive through Schererville, aka Sprawlerville. Do we really need to have this concretized ugliness spread further?

Check out the fires and floods raging across the nation because of erosion and over-building. It's just a matter of time before Lake County is flooded again. Some of us have learned asphalt and strip malls are unable to absorb rainwater.

Most of all, it's irresponsible to think traffic is going to divert itself westward at a point so far south, when most vehicles are destined for the Chicago area.

- Ray and Nancy Kanzler, Hammond

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