A growing number of veterans’ groups are opposing NorthPoint because semis are already driving over graves and interfering with funeral processions — and that’s with CenterPoint 13 miles away!

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4 Comments

Samantha Mercer · August 25, 2020 at 12:15 pm

Can you send me more information? If theyre staying off the land, what is the problem? I’m honestly looking for more information, I don’t know much about this issue.

John · August 25, 2020 at 12:24 pm

The problem is the current situation in Elwood with CenterPoint demonstrates that trucks are already getting lost in the cemetery and driving over graves despite the numerous signs and turnarounds. We believe this situation will only get worse once another 3,000 acres is converted into trucking warehouses. As you can see by the rendering, the previously closed Walter Strawn Drive would have to be re-opened, which will cause an endless stream of trucks connecting CenterPoint to NorthPoint right up against the borders of our veteran cemetery.

John · August 25, 2020 at 12:32 pm

Also, please click the link to read the body of the letter itself, which also explains the issue. Thank you!

https://www.stopnorthpoint.com/government/send-a-message-to-congressional-leade

JB-C · August 28, 2020 at 8:55 am

SAMANTHA, there are a number of other issues involved as well. The land where the proposed bridge would sit, as well as the land for the access road (their supposed closed loop) are in another municipality’s jurisdiction). And, involve land owned by private citizens who object to the project, and will likely fight losing their land for the project. That jurisdiction already rejected to project, including the bridge. There is a lawsuit pending regarding the bridge. Yet Joliet is approving a project agreement that places requirements and burdens on other municipalities.

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