Porter County intends to proceed with a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)-funded project involving the extension of Willowcreek Road, from US 30 to CR 700 N, in west-central Porter County, Indiana. The proposed project is located within the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) planning area. Preliminary corridor studies have identified an approximate 2.5-mile-wide corridor generally bounded by CR 750 W to the west and CR 475 W to the east and their respective intersections with US 30 to establish roadway alignment alternatives for the project. The alternatives are currently being developed and evaluated within the corridor based upon engineering and environmental considerations. The proposed roadway would have a design speed of 55 miles per hour and would have a typical roadway section of two 12-foot-wide travel lanes (one northbound and one southbound) with 10-foot-wide paved shoulders. A 10-foot-wide multi-use path would be incorporated along the project corridor. A combination of open shoulder, curb and gutter, enclosed storm sewer, and roadside ditches are proposed. Additionally, the roadway would be developed with a 100-foot-wide dedicated right-of-way as well as a 10-foot wide dedicated utility easement. It is anticipated that work to complete the project would require the acquisition of new permanent and temporary right-of-way and potential relocations. The roadway would mainly be constructed along new alignment and would incorporate reconstructed county roads where feasible, depending on the recommended alternative.
Press Release Public Meeting: A public information meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, in three sessions (5:30-6:10 PM, 6:15-6:55 PM, and 7-7:40 PM) at the Porter County Commissioners Office, 155 Indiana Avenue, Suite 205, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383. Register to attend an in-person session below or view the meeting presentation and accompanying documents in the Virtual Open House (9/16/2020).