The ProPEL US 30 East study team is once again asking for Hoosiers’ input as it starts the second phase in the Planning and Environment Linkage (PEL) study along US 30 in northern Indiana. The ProPEL US 30 East study team will host two public information meetings in New Haven and Columbia City.

These meetings will detail what we’ve heard so far from our diverse corridor community, the data analysis that we’ve conducted, and seek public feedback about the Purpose and Need for the ProPEL US 30 East study. This includes identifying transportation needs and developing a purpose of improvements. INDOT intends to use the information, analysis, and decisions from the PEL study process to inform future federal environmental reviews conducted in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The meetings will be held in an open-house format with a presentation:

June 8, 2023, from 5 to 7 p.m. EST
Presentation at 5:30 p.m. EST
New Haven Community Center
7500 IN-930 East
Fort Wayne, IN 46803

June 13, 2023, from 5 to 7 p.m. EST
Presentation at 5:30 p.m. EST
Indian Springs Middle School
1692 IN-9
Columbia City, IN 46725

An on-demand virtual meeting replay will be available by Wednesday, June 14 on the project website at In case of inclement weather that makes travel hazardous, the meetings will be rescheduled for a date to be determined. Dates, times and locations for rescheduled meetings will be posted on the website.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), persons with disabilities or representing an ADA and/or Limited English Proficiency (LEP) population are encouraged to contact Laura Van Wert, (412) 508-0383, or in advance to coordinate services such as participation during the meeting, language, visual and audio interpretation services.

This notice is published in compliance with Code of Federal Regulations, Title 23, Section 771 (CFR 771.111(h)(1) states: “Each State must have procedures approved by the FHWA to carry out a public involvement/public hearing program.” 23 CFR 450.212(a)(7) states: “Public involvement procedures shall provide for periodic review of the effectiveness of the public involvement process to ensure that the process provides full and open access to all and revision of the process as necessary,” approved by the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation on July 7, 2021. Current INDOT Public Involvement guidance can be found at