posttrib
FLAWLESS 
Weather Updates

Park service issues ruling on Wabash Avenue access to Dunes

Updated: December 17, 2013 7:13PM



PORTER — The National Park Service has issued a finding of no significant impact for the Wabash Avenue/Porter access site for the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

The document can be found at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/indu.

The selected alternative includes coordination with the town of Porter to improve the sidewalk along Wabash Avenue for visitor safety and to improve accessibility. The national lakeshore will correct problems associated with the foot-wash station, and restore the dune north of the town parking lot. Based on input from the public, additional parking, a pavilion with picnic tables, and a new traffic circulation pattern were not included in the preferred alternative.

Park officials had five alternatives under consideration, including one that included no action at the site.



© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.