I-65 Added Travel Lanes

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) held a 30-day public comment period on three documents related to a proposal from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to build additional travel lanes on I-65 between State Road 2 and State Road 10. The public comment period commenced on March 16, 2016 and ended on April 15, 2016.

Public comment was gathered on Amendment #2 to the 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan Companion Update, Amendment #17 to the 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program, and a new Air Quality Conformity Analysis which includes this project. The proposed project segment will add to the previously approved added travel lanes on I-65 between US 30 and State Road 2.

The Air Quality Conformity information and the TIP Amendment #17 are available as follows:

  • I-65 Added Travel Lanes Air Quality Conformity:  PDF  |  HTML
  • 2016-2019 TIP Amendment #17, I-65 Added Travel Lane Projects:  PDF  |  HTML

A public meeting was held on March 31, 2016 at the Lowell Public Library, 1505 E Commercial Avenue, Lowell, IN, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Comment report is available as follows: I-65 Added Travel Lanes Public Meeting Report – Lowell Public Library, March 31, 2016:  PDF  |  HTML

Comments could also be submitted until April 15, 2016 in the following ways:

  • Email: comments@nirpc.org
  • Phone: 219-763-6060, ext. 160
  • United States Postal Service: NIRPC, 6100 Southport Road, Portage, IN 46368

All comments were responded to and a public comment report created and distributed to the relevant NIRPC committees prior to any action on these items. The comment report is available as follows: I-65 Added Travel Lanes Comment Report:  PDF  |  HTML

NIRPC's physical office is currently closed, but NIRPC staff is equipped to handle most matters while working remotely