Illiana Expressway Route Awaits Federal OK?
November 10, 2012 in Economics
“The state departments of transportation in Indiana and Illinois have asked the federal government to approve a single east-west route for the Illiana Expressway passing north of Lowell and heading due west to Interstate 55 in Illinois. Following an Oct. 9 recommendation of the Illiana Corridor study team, the two transportation departments submitted a “preferred corridor report” to federal agencies, which could answer back as early as the year’s end, said Jim Pinkerton, an Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman. “People want things to move along so they can get to know what specific areas will be affected,” Pinkerton said. “The more specific we can get, that will provide more clarity for the public.”