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Two public meetings will be held starting today as part of the public comment period on a number of proposed amendments to NIRPC's 20-40 Comprehensive Regional Plan. The first meeting takes place this afternoon, February 18th, from 1-to-3pm, at the Merrillville Town Hall, and tomorrow, February 19, from 2-to-4pm, at the East Chicago Public Library Main Branch.
Officials report the public comment period continues through March 5th on proposed amendments to add the expansion of I-65, from US 231 to State Road 2 and the new Cline Avenue Bridge to NIRPC's 20-40 Comprehensive Regional Plan, the 2014-through-2017 Transportation Improvement Program, a new Air Quality Conformity Analysis and changing the State Road 49 project back to its original scope.
NIRPC reports, following the end of public comment, action is expected on these items at the Transportation Policy Committee's meeting on April 8th and at the Full Commission's meeting on April 17th.
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