If there were snail darters in Indiana, opponents of the Illiana Expressway likely would have used them to block the proposed highway.
Already, opponents are lining up against the Illiana Expressway, even before the actual route is chosen. The opposition is premature at best.
Cars drive Thursday on a snowy Interstate 80/94 westbound just east of Interstate 65 near Gary.
Traffic backs up on Interstate 65 north near Interstate 80/94 on Thursday, January 24, 2013.
An accident on Interstate 80/94 westbound east of Interstate 65 near the border of Lake and Porter counties on Thursday, January 24, 2013.
INDIANAPOLIS | It likely will take another year before a final decision is reached on the future of the Exit 21 ramp connecting the westbound lanes of the Indiana Toll Road to the Borman Expressway in Lake Station.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is planning lane restrictions on the eastbound Borman Expressway tonight between the Broadway exit and the Illinois state line from midnight Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday.
It has been half a century since an expressway was last built in Northwest Indiana and twice as long since what must become the Illiana Expressway was first proposed. The planning process for that road must go smoothly now that it has finally begun.
HAMMOND | An early morning crash Wednesday on the eastbound Borman Expressway at Cline Avenue sent one man to a local hospital and backed up traffic for miles.
INDIANAPOLIS | After years of opposing Gary's legislative efforts for a land-based casino, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is ready to endorse Gary's latest plan — so long as he gets a second casino for Hammond.
GARY | Indiana State police are investigating a shooting early Saturday on the Borman Expressway that has left one person wounded.
Now that the Illiana Expressway options have been narrowed to a single route, the federal government should add its blessing soon.
GARY | The Martin Luther King Drive Bridge over the Borman Expressway opened to motorists Monday afternoon, Indiana Department of Transportation representatives said Tuesday morning.
HAMMOND | A teenager died Tuesday night after his motorcycle slammed into the back of a semitrailer on Interstate 80/94.
GARY | A Hobart man was killed early Friday after driving his pickup truck the wrong way on the Borman Expressway and hitting a semi head-on.
GARY | A 44-year-old Gary man was hospitalized Thursday with life-threatening injuries after being shot in a drive-by shooting on the southbound Grant Street ramp to the eastbound Borman Expressway, police said.
The direct connection between the Indiana Toll Road and the Borman Expressway needs to be made safer but not eliminated.
HAMMOND | Semitrailer drivers following too closely on the Borman Expressway sparked a chain-reaction crash that ended with damage to four semis and one pick-up truck, police said.
The private operator of the Indiana Toll Road and government officials will meet next week to decide if they want to replace or eliminate the only direct connection between the westbound Toll Road and the Borman Expressway.
The Illiana Expressway seems to be getting closer to reality. It should; it was envisioned more than a century ago.
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