WARSAW — City and county officials have unveiled a map highlighting two of the three options for revamping US 30 ahead of Wednesday night’s public meeting in Warsaw.
Kosciusko County is one of seven counties working together to develop a plan to reconstruct US 30 with limited access points in an effort to improve safety and traffic flow on the route from Fort Wayne to Valparaiso.
Officials have developed three tracks a revamped US 30 would follow. One option loops around the south side of Warsaw and another goes around the northeast part of the city. A third option would be constructed along the existing route.
The public meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Elementary School gymnasium, 203 North Lincoln St., in Warsaw.
The meeting is an opportunity to review options for the proposed freeway. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to ask questions and comment on the project. Elected officials will be present, the news release said.
Officials are urging anyone with an interest in the issue to attend Wednesday’s meeting. Community input will play a vital role in developing the final project design, the news release said.
The city of Warsaw and Kosciusko County, in partnership with local stakeholders, representatives from the US 30 Coalition and the Michiana Area Council on Government are hosting Wednesday’s meeting.
Design and engineering will not begin until project funding is identified and an environmental study has been completed. Community conversations and planning discussion have begun in all seven counties of the US 30 Coalition. An initial public meeting was held In May of 2018 to begin discussion.
A freeway project, similar to the US 31 project from South Bend to Indianapolis, is expected to have a significant local impact, and residents and business owners are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in this important conversation, the news release said.
For questions about this project or public meeting, please contact the City of Warsaw Mayor’s Office at (574) 372-9595 or [email protected], or contact Kosciusko County Commissioner Cary Groninger at [email protected]