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Old 06-27-2016, 05:17 PM
 
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The longstanding drive-around has existed for years.
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Valparaiso, IN
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The longstanding drive-around has existed for years.
Last I read, it was the IN residents that were still opposed to it. I thought IN finally got the federal funds approved to get this work done?


This 2013 article articulates that the IN side could get started by 2017 and the final project done in 2019. Maybe it's just one of those long planned items for budgeting reasons.


Joe Orr Road project could help spur south suburban economic development - tribunedigital-chicagotribune
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:17 AM
 
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Last I read, it was the IN residents that were still opposed to it. I thought IN finally got the federal funds approved to get this work done?


This 2013 article articulates that the IN side could get started by 2017 and the final project done in 2019. Maybe it's just one of those long planned items for budgeting reasons.


Joe Orr Road project could help spur south suburban economic development - tribunedigital-chicagotribune

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Thanks for the update! Why would IN residents be opposed to progress and improved infrastructure?
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Old 06-28-2016, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Valparaiso, IN
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Thanks for the update! Why would IN residents be opposed to progress and improved infrastructure?
I don't believe it was many that were opposed - just the local residents that would be impacted. There was a site that was a petition to kill the project that only got 100/1000 petitions needed to actually make a case. My only reason for mentioning it was to call out anyone that might know if this had any merit in a delay of the project, however I think it truly is the long process/planning to actually get it done.
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:31 PM
 
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I can't wait for this project to finish. The US-30 overpass at Sauk Trail in Lynwood is a huge improvement.
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:16 AM
 
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I know that on the Munster side, they are waiting for the NICTD extension so that the project could be done around the same time. The town does not have jurisdiction over the rail. At first, it would have been at "at grade" crossing, but with the south shore extension, it will now most likely be an underpass/overpass.

On the IL side, the next step is for CCDOTH to extend Joe Orr from Torrance Ave to Turnham Ave...as far as I know, no work has begun.
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Valparaiso, IN
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I know that on the Munster side, they are waiting for the NICTD extension so that the project could be done around the same time. The town does not have jurisdiction over the rail. At first, it would have been at "at grade" crossing, but with the south shore extension, it will now most likely be an underpass/overpass.
I never thought about the NICTD extension having an impact on this specific spot, but it does make sense as they're still not solidified on in the final plan yet. However that surely puts a damper on any timeframe as the extension has a ways to go before that's figured out in full. 2018 start maybe?
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