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Travelling the Same Road: Tourism Partnership along I-80/90

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

TourismA new partnership has formed between the Indiana Toll Road, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and a number of counties along the route of I-80/90 to promote both tourism and leverage economic development opportunities.

Stretching from Lake County to Steuben County, the partnership will help promote both business and recreational attractions to the millions of motorists that travel the highway daily.

“The Indiana Toll Road is a quick and easy way to get from the Illinois border to the Ohio border, and this is a great opportunity for telling the story of Indiana and all the stops travelers can make along the way,” said South Shore CVA President and CEO Speros A. Batistatos. “The partnership is a natural fit to showcase the brand-new Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting, lakefront casinos, Indiana Dunes [National Park], University of Notre Dame, Studebaker National Museum and Pokagon State Park, among others along the route.”

As part of the partnership, $70 million have been allocated to demolish and rehabilitate eight travel plazas along the highway.

Speros A. Batistatos, President and CEO
South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority