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A bicycle commuter who rides four miles to work, five days a week, avoids 2,000 miles of driving and about 2,000 pounds of CO2 emissions each year.

Ensure foot and bike access along the proposed route of Illiana Expressway

State transportation officials are accepting public comments on the route of the Illiana Expressway, which will run from I-55 near Wilmington in Illinois to I-65 near Cedar Lake, Indiana. 

State transportation agencies are working on the planning, design and identification of a 400-foot right-of-way for the corridor. They are studying its environmental impact and engineering, as well as interchange locations, layout and alignment of the roadway, and local road closures.

Many of the possible street closures are great streets for cycling. Communities and destinations in the region need to retain access by foot and bike. The alignment location and road closures can be adjusted with your input. The actual alignment will be determined in fall of 2013.

Ensure foot and bike access along this route by leaving comments on the Illiana Corridor website, which has an interactive map. You can also attend open houses and spread the word to residents and visitors of the region.
Open houses will be on April 16 in Indiana, and April 18 in Illinois. Locations have not been identified. Keep watch on the website for locations.