INDOT wants public feedback on ProPEL US 30 and US 31 studies
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) invites public feedback on their plan along U.S. 30 and U.S. 31 northern Indiana corridors.
According to INDOT, there's a possible 55 solutions, they're dubbing the "Universe of Alternatives," to address the issues, needs and outcomes of the corridors.
INDOT is determined to narrow down the 55 possible solutions.
Through Universe of Alternatives, a three-step screening process, study teams will evaluate improvement concepts for specific locations within the study*, resulting in a smaller number of potential solutions.
“The ProPEL U.S. 30 and 31 study area encompasses 180 miles across 12 counties, so we must carefully examine how the corridors fit and function in each area,” said INDOT Project Manager, Sandra Flum in a press release.
According to Flum, they're readily listening to residents and how they would envision the corridors to "reflect the character of the area."
She lists safety, traffic flow, connectivity and access as considerations that will look differently among communities.
"Enhancements" can include roadway lighting, adding or extending turn lanes and acceleration lanes—as well as corridor improvements, such as added travel lanes and freeway conversion.
Warning systems to improve safety are also at the forefront of INDOT's mind, including advanced warning systems and innovative intersections such as Reduced Conflict Intersections (RCIs), Continuous Green T (CGT) Intersections and quadrant roadway intersections.
Click the links below to submit a comment for each project:
Public feedback will be accepted until December 22, 2023.
*Studies include: U.S. 30 from Valparaiso to the Indiana/Ohio state line, excluding I-69 and I-469 around Fort Wayne, as well as U.S. 31 between Hamilton County and Plymouth, excluding the Kokomo bypass. Counties within the study area include Allen, Fulton, Hamilton, Howard, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, Miami, Porter, Starke, Tipton and Whitley Counties.