Schedule of Actions & Public Comment

The TIER TWO FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (EIS) is now available for review on the Illiana Corridor website. Please click the following link to access the EIS:


NIRPC has been asked by INDOT to amend our 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan to include the Illiana Expressway project and widening of I-65 from US 30 south to US 231.  The following documents outline the planning process as well as any upcoming public comment dates.

  • Illiana Expressway:  NIRPC Action Schedule(click image for larger view)
  • Public Comment Open Houses: (Public Comment period commences October 14, 2013 and ends November 20, 2013)

November 2, 2013: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
John W. Anderson Library
Indiana University Northwest
3400 Broadway, Gary, IN (Campus MAP)

November 5, 2013: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Lowell Middle School
19250 Cline Avenue, Lowell, IN (MAP)

November 13, 2013: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
6100 Southport Rd., Portage, IN 46368 (MAP)

November 19, 2013: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Michigan City, City Hall
100 E. Michigan Blvd., Michigan City, IN (MAP)

The comments received at these meetings were compiled into a public comment summary report and responded to, along with other comments received during the 30-day comment period. The summary report was made available to the public and distributed to NIRPC’s Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) and NIRPC’s Full Commission prior to TPC action on December 3, 2013 and the NIRPC Full Commission’s action on December 12, 2013.