Here’s what you need to know:

WHO: The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)

WHAT: A public meeting

WHEN: July 11, 2019 at 6 p.m. CST

WHERE: Beyond 4 Walls Christian Center (875 South Lake St. Gary, Indiana 46403)

WHY: To give Hoosiers the opportunity to comment on design plans for the realignment and reconstruction of several streets in the City of Gary.

The project has two goals:

  • Create space for the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District double track improvement project, which includes the expansion of the Miller Train Station
  • Maintain surrounding vehicular and pedestrian routes

Here is detailed information from INDOT on the upcoming project:

“Proposed improvements (the preferred alternative) for this 1.3-mile project will be conducted in two phases and consist of removing and realigning sections of U.S. 12.  U.S. 12 will connect with U.S. 20 at a new stop controlled intersection located east of the existing U.S. 20 and Lake Street intersection.  The current intersection of U.S. 12 and U.S. 20, west of Clay Street, will be removed and U.S. 12 pavement will be removed east of Clay Street.  The current U.S. 12 and Lake Street intersection will be removed.  Improvements along U.S. 20 include restriping, installation of sidewalks, addition of decorative lighting, new signage, enhanced pedestrian crossings and landscaping.  Improvements along Lake Street include the construction of raised median islands, addition of bike lanes, addition of sidewalks and addition of parallel parking.  All work will remain south of the CSS railroad.”

The public meeting on July 11 will give community members a chance to learn more about the preferred alternative for the project design, as well as hear other alternatives that have been studied. Details about the proposed maintenance of traffic during the project will also be discussed.

Please contact Rickie Clark at (317) 232-6601 [email protected] if accommodations are needed for persons attending the public meeting with disabilities or limited English speaking ability.

Also read from INDOT:

“Beginning Monday, June 24th the environmental documentation and project information will be available for public viewing at the following locations and on-line:

Gary Public Library, Carter G. Woodson Branch, 501 South Lake Street, Gary, IN 46403; Phone (219) 886-2484INDOT LaPorte District at 315 E. Boyd Rd., LaPorte, IN  46350, Phone # (855) 463-6848Hearings Examiner, Room N642-COM of the IGCN, 100 N. Senate Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204 2216, Phone # (317) 232-6601

On-line via the INDOT LaPorte District webpage at: https://www.in.gov/indot/.