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[INDOT] Public Hearing regarding a proposed interchange project on S.R. 49 & C.R. 400 North in Valparaiso, Porter County
Start Date: 2/23/2012Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Date: 2/23/2012End Time: 8:30 PM
Entry Description
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the Valparaiso High School cafeteria located at 2727 North Campbell Street in Valparaiso, Porter County.  An informal project open house session will begin at 5:00pm (local time).  The formal presentation will begin at 6:00pm (local time).

The purpose of the public hearing is to offer all interested persons an opportunity to comment on current design plans for a proposed new interchange construction project at S.R. 49 and C.R. 400N / Vale Park Road in Valparaiso, Porter County.  The purpose of this project is to enhance the connection between S.R. 49 and C.R. 400N / Vale Park Road and to upgrade a portion of S.R. 49 to function as a freeway.

The project proposes to elevate C.R. 400N / Vale Park Road over the existing S.R. 49.  This proposed interchange project is part of a plan to upgrade this section of S.R. 49 to freeway standards in order to match the adjacent sections by eliminating the non-freeway items of at-grade intersections.  The preferred design alternative is a Diamond Interchange with roundabouts at the ramp intersections with C.R. 400N / Vale Park Road.  The ramps would be laid out the same as the diamond interchange but instead of the traditional four-legged signalized intersections at the ends of the ramps, there would be two roundabouts.  The project proposal will be explained in greater detail during the public hearing.

The maintenance of traffic plan, description of right-of-way impact, tentative project schedule and construction details will be discussed during the formal presentation.  Public statements for the record will be solicited following the formal presentation.  Individuals interested in participating in the public statement session may sign the speaker's schedule prior to the presentation.

The public hearing will feature an open house session beginning at 5:00pm (local time) followed by a formal presentation at 6:00pm.  The public comment session will begin immediately following the formal presentation.  During the open house session, INDOT representatives will be available to address questions, comments and concerns.  Project maps, displays and project information handouts will be available for vieiwing throughout the duration of the evening.  In an effort to better inform the community of project developments, information will be posted to our website at: via the Public Involvement page immediately following the public hearing.

In the event of inclement weather causing hazardous road conditions and/or resulting in the closure of the Valparaiso High School on 2/23/12, an alternative date of Thursday, March 1st has been reserved.  In the event of inclement weather, 3/1/12 will be the alternative public hearing date.  The hearing would be held at the same time and location.  Please feel free to contact the INDOT Office of Public Involvement or the LaPorte District Customer Service Center to learn of any public hearing postponement/cancellation and subsequent rescheduling. 
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Name: Rickie Clark
Phone: 317-232-6601
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