Redevelopment Commission may form U.S. 30 committee

June 18th, 2018

By Mark Howe | Times-Union

Kosciusko County Redevelopment Commission President Bruce Woodward suggested the panel form a committee to present an opinion and/or plan to assist the U.S. 30 coalition with plans for a new highway around Warsaw.

The coalition has representatives from seven counties who are working toward reconfiguring U.S. 30 as a limited access highway between Merrillville and Fort Wayne. 

Locally, officials are gathering information but no proposals have been made regarding the path through Warsaw and Kosciusko County. 

Similar efforts are going on in the other six counties involved. The project  has been compared to changes made on U.S. 31 between South Bend and Indianapolis several years ago.

Woodward said he favors a southerly route around Warsaw, where there are greater opportunities for economic and housing development.

“This is an opportunity for our community to plan ahead and determine what this community is going to look like in 30 to 40 years,” he said. “There are a lot of factors involved in this.”