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View Poll Results: Should Main Street be extended from "Munster/Dyer" into Lynwood, IL?
YES! 22 78.57%
NO! 6 21.43%
Voters: 28. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-24-2010, 08:16 PM
 
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Do you support the extension of Main Street from Munster/Dyer into Lynwood?
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:23 PM
 
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Personally, I support the extension. For one, it is a pain in the butt to drive all the way to 45th to get into Illinois if you are coming from Main Street. Another reason is because West Lakes of Munster NEEDS a south entrance into the subdivision. It is so isolated from the rest of town and when FCC is holding services, it is nearly impossible to quickly enter and exit the subdivision. Even though FCC is moving, they will still be holding events at the Munster location, so traffic will still be an issue. Another reason is because if a proposed commuter station is to ever be built along the current Amtrak line, this would be a GREAT location for it. If you look at the Munster Comprehensive plan, you can see. Also, this will spur continued development not only for Munster, but for Lynwood as well. If Main Street were to be extended as a four lane road, it would be amazing! I would definitely welcome this long overdue extension.
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:09 AM
 
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It might possibly divert a few of the cars off Rt 30 in Dyer. Probably not many, but every little bit helps. So I'm for it.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:08 AM
 
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It might possibly divert a few of the cars off Rt 30 in Dyer. Probably not many, but every little bit helps. So I'm for it.
Very true! It will also divert a lot of the northbound traffic on Calumet Avenue! & the East/West traffic on 45th as well.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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who pays for this? munster taxpayers ? Lynwood taxpayers? both? hey NWI as a Munster taxpayer, you would welcome higher taxes as a result of this?
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Old 07-25-2010, 02:00 PM
 
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who pays for this? munster taxpayers ? Lynwood taxpayers? both? hey NWI as a Munster taxpayer, you would welcome higher taxes as a result of this?
I believe that as far as the Indiana side goes, Munster controls all of Main Street and for the Illinois side, it would be Lynwood. To answer your question, yes, I would welcome higher taxes. HOWEVER; I would first try to secure as many grants from the state (and if possible, the federal government) to help offset some of the cost. When we moved to Munster, we knew the taxes would be high. But they are nowhere near as high as anywhere in the suburbs on the Illinois side (where we moved from). And when access is increased and development is spurred, it will help the area. I am all for this.
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:50 PM
 
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ANYTHING that helps relieve traffic in that area, even a little, should be welcomed with open arms.

Like when the Borman was widened, or when Calumet Ave. was extended down to 30, it will not end traffic problems in the region, but it will help.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:40 AM
 
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ANYTHING that helps relieve traffic in that area, even a little, should be welcomed with open arms.

Like when the Borman was widened, or when Calumet Ave. was extended down to 30, it will not end traffic problems in the region, but it will help.
That is a good point. And you are correct, that anything to help relieve the traffic (and spur economic development) should be welcomed! However, it seems as though some of the residents in a Dyer subdivision, that would be directly south of the Main street extension, do not welcome this idea.

This article is a few years old but still very relevant today:

Dyer planning for Main Street project

This next article is from 2006. It pretty much is a quick overview on the why's, how's, and when's of the project. The basic reasons of the project is still the same today.

Main Street extension not so far off
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:48 AM
 
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Alright, somebody voted no. Whoever voted no, can you explain why? Thanks!
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Northwest Indiana
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It would do very little to nothing to alleviate traffic on 30 but would just create more in the already overcongested Calumet Ave. corridor. There's no interchange to Joe Orr Rd. from 394 so who really needs a quicker route from Ford Heights/Chicago Heights to Munster/Dyer?
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