The proposed Illiana Corridor Expressway Project is not a done deal.


The proposed 50-mile toll road–stretching from Lowell, IN to Wilmington, IL–must be included in the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission’s 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan, an action that would take a yes vote by its 53-member board, according to NIRPC Transportation Planning Manager Bill Brown.

“In the end, it’s a decision of the local elected officials if the Illiana becomes part of our plan,” Brown said Wednesday at a briefing conducted at the Cedar Lake Town Clubhouse.

If NIRPC approves inclusion of the Illiana Expressway, the highway still needs federal approval before the project moves forward.

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