Just to paraphrase an email we received today from our local board->
Reminder of a Public Hearing that will take place
Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 7:00 PM, Crown Point High School auditorium,
On the Proposed Illiana Expressway - a Tollroad that would connect I 65 in Northwest Indiana with I 55 near Joliet, IL.
There have been pro's and con's to this for several years to the point it is now a topic indexed on WIKEPEDIA
Here's a link to the Final feasability Study with maps of the Area that would be affected.
More Roads and better infrastructure & therefore connectivity with our neighbors to the West in IL is needed to relieve congestion and support the expansion and growth our counties in NW Indiana are experiencing - not sure about the public / private partnership part of this proposal ?
more will be reveled after this meeting for sure as the news media and blogs will certainly offer editorial comments.