The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission approved the Illiana Expressway.
NIRPC's Mitch Barloga speaks Thursday as members meet in the Sycamore Room of Portage's Woodland Park to vote on construction of the proposed Illiana Expressway, a southern route near Lowell that would connect I65 with Illinois 394. The vote was over 75 persent in favor of the project.
NIRPC Chairman David Uran, mayor of Crown Point, speaks Thursday as members met in the Sycamore Room of Portage's Woodland Park to vote on the Illiana Expressway. At left is Hobart Mayor and NIRPC Vice Chair Brian Snedecor and at right is Ty Warner, executive director of NIRPC.
Hundreds of officials, union workers and residents jam into the Sycamore Room of Portage's Woodland Park on Thursday morning for NIRPC members' vote on the Illiana Expressway.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. speaks Thursday in opposition to the proposed Illiana Expressway as NIRPC members meet prior to the vote.
Local officials from across the region are set to decide this week on a proposal to build the first new stretch of interstate expressway in the region in four decades.
PORTAGE | The environmental committee of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Thursday discussed the proposed Illiana Expressway without agreeing to a recommendation for a vote by the full board.
Last week, I wondered if a particular region government planning agency's board would give any weight to the concerns of south Lake County constituents regarding the proposed Illiana Expressway.
PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission and the Northwest Indiana Forum will maintain its home in Portage.
PORTAGE | The city's Traffic Commission last week approved improving signage within the Southport Business Park.
A grassroots efforts by a Beverly Shores couple to reduce light pollution in the Lake Michigan shoreline town may be recognized by an international organization supporting the efforts.
PORTAGE | The general manager of the Michigan City Sanitary District says the once-troubled department has turned a corner.
PORTAGE | Three resolutions addressing significant transportation issues throughout Northwest Indiana gained the approval of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission executive board at Thursday’s meeting.
PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission’s four-year $724.8 million transportation improvement plan is still in a holding pattern.
PORTAGE | If the vision becomes a reality, Taltree Arboretum & Gardens in Union Township could be a global center for oak tree research and information.
PORTAGE | The site of a 1911 shipwreck just off of what is now the Indiana Dunes State Park shoreline could become the state's first underwater preserve by month's end.
E.C. Central football coach Stacy Adams led his Cardinals to a school-record 9-2 season last fall and was named The Times Coach of the Year. With 23 seniors and a roster filled with talent, Adams hopes to lead the Cardinals to their first sectional championship in school history.
Mitch Barloga is transportation planning manager for the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.
PORTAGE │ Opponents of the proposed Illiana Expressway voiced their concerns to the Transportation Policy Committee of the Northwestern Regional Planning Commission at a meeting Tuesday.
LOWELL | It doesn't matter where the Illiana Expressway would go. There is no need for it, according to a group that gathered Monday night.
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