Save Our Homes! No Porter County Willowcreek Road Extension and Bike Path!

Save Our Homes! No Porter County Willowcreek Road Extension and Bike Path!

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Liz Bennett started this petition to Porter County Board of Commissioners and

Join the fight and voice your disapproval of the Porter County project to extend Willowcreek from CR 700 N to US Highway 30 in west-central Porter County, Indiana.  This proposed route will impact the homes and small businesses located in the Union Township area, and will destroy our rural way of living.  Even if you are not directly located on a proposed route, effects of this highway will be felt.  We ask you to join our fight to save your neighbor’s homes, businesses, and keep our community safe!

This project is NOT for the community and is NOT wanted by the tax payers of Porter County!

  • Multi-generational farms and lifelong residents are at risk of losing their homes and businesses.
  • A Willowcreek extension would provide a direct route for the doubled crime rate of Portage into our quiet communities.
  • Proposed bike path leads directly to the Wheeler School parking lot.
  • With no local law enforcement, Porter County Sheriffs would be stretched even thinner.
  • Loss of historical landmarks such as Hoosier’s Nest and Janes Cemetery.
  • Proposed road puts a 55mph speed limit at our front door.
  • 24ft of road + 20ft of paved shoulders + 10ft wide bike path + 100ft right of way + 10ft utility easement means our county road will be turned into 164ft wide highway.
  • Residents face potential tax increases to upkeep roads.
  • Local commuters already seek alternate routes to avoid traffic on Willowcreek.
  • Additional asphalt will result in less soil to absorb rain water; potentially creating drainage issues similar to the existing Willowcreek extension and damaging our farmland.
  • Additional traffic and semi traffic from 80/94 to US 30 will destroy the quiet atmosphere of our community.  Potential noise walls have also been proposed for this extension.
  • Additional traffic will add immeasurable amounts of emissions to our area.
  • Additional traffic will increase trash in our ditches and in our fields.

This is just a short list of some of the negative effects the Willowcreek Extension Project poses on our communities and way of life.  Because we are a rural community, we lack representation in projects such as these.  Please make sure your opinion is heard by signing this petition and reaching out to your Porter County elected officials, as well as Scott Farrell of StructurePoint Inc.

Porter County government may stand to gain from this expansion, but the families and tax payers of our community stand to lose so much more!  Please stand with us to stop this Willowcreek Extension Project in Porter County and save our way of life!

More information on this project can be found at: www.willowcreekextension.com

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