Dermody works with INDOT for safer U.S. 20

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Friday, March 11, 2016 4:00 pm

Dermody works with INDOT for safer U.S. 20

STATEHOUSE (March 11, 2016) – State Rep. Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) urges the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to create a safer way for motorists to travel on U.S. 20 after two accidents sent three to the hospital this week.

Residents along U.S. 20 have voiced concerns about speeding vehicles along the highway, which creates hazardous road conditions for fellow motorists and students entering and exiting school grounds.

“We need to address this unsafe situation immediately,” Dermody said. “The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department, first responders and myself are willing to work with INDOT to create a safer roadway for Hoosier motorists. We also need drivers to remain alert behind the wheel, so that another six-car pile-up does not occur.”

Currently, INDOT is meeting with members from the Renaissance Academy to address some immediate concerns dealing with traffic safety in front of the school.

“Looking long-term, a left turn lane will be implemented in front of Renaissance Academy and County Road 400 North,” said Doug Moats, media relations director for INDOT. “This plan is set for 2018, but is being accelerated to 2017.”

 

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Rep. Dermody represents portions of LaPorte and Starke counties.