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CSX will be replacing ties in their railroad crossings beginning October 29th, 2018 (weather pending) and is anticipated to be closed for at least 2 days. These crossings will most likely not be closed at the same time.
The following crossings are expected to be closed for approximately 2 days (weather pending), please plan accordingly.
We will keep this post updated with further information as it is received.
The Town of Dyer has installed a Thor Guard Lightning Prediction and Warning System throughout the Town. Throughout the Town, you will see 10 solar powered satellites at the following locations:
Plum Creek Center
Dyer Fire Department Station 2
Autumn Chase Park
Sandy Ridge Water Tower
Heritage Estates Park
Mallard Cove Water Tower
Dyer Public Works
These sites were chosen in order to give proper coverage throughout the Town. The Thor Guard System predicts lightning and constantly monitors the local environment and focuses on predicting whether or not there is enough energy change to create a lightning strike in our area. Once lightning is predicted, the main satellite will send a signal to the remote satellite and you will hear a 15 second horn blast. This signals that lightning is coming to the area. At that time, everyone should seek shelter in an enclosed building or automobile and all outdoor activities should stop. Park pavilions are not safe shelter. A strobe light will begin to flash and remain flashing until safe conditions return. Once lighting is cleared from the area, you will hear three 5 second horn blast signaling all is safe and outdoor activities can resume.
The websites below will give more information about the Thor Guard Lightning Prediction and Warning System:
Below is a list of expected 2018 Infrastructure projects. Keep in mind that schedules and plans can always change. We will try to keep this page up to date. Please call 865-6108 if you have any questions.
Below are two projects NIPSCO will be doing in Dyer. If you have any questions, please reach out to NIPSCO.
- Phase I of the Berens-Monaldi infrastructure improvement project has begun.
- Estimated date of completion is the week of August 14th (as of 5/18/18).
- Forest Park Drive--Storm Sewer, resurfacing, other minor utility improvements.
- South Street--Storm Sewer, resurfacing, other minor utility improvements.
- Monaldi Parkway--Storm Sewer, resurfacing, other minor utility improvements.
- NIPSCO will be doing work in August. Sheffield will be closed during the day between Old Farm Rd and Main Street for most of August. NIPSCO will be able to answer any questions.
- Resurfacing work should begin in late August.
- Sheffield Avenue/Hart Street will be resurfaced from Rt. 30 to Main Street. This includes Matteson.
- The remainder of 213th between Sheffield and Calumet that was not resurfaced last year is also included.
- A non-mountable median will be added at the CSX railroad tracks on Sheffield Avenue near the Amtrak Station.
- Minor utility work will also be completed.
- Parts of Madison Ave will be included in this. TBD.
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- Concrete work and resurfacing will begin August 2nd. Work should only last a few weeks.
Calumet Avenue (south of 30)
- Calumet will be resurfaced from Arrowhead to Boulder beginning August 3rd. Work shouldn't last more than a few weeks.
Calumet Avenue (north of 30)
- Calumet Avenue between Rt. 30 and 213th will be crack sealed and repairs to the striping will be done.
- This is not expected to cause major delays.
- There is no start date, but expect work to happen this summer.
- There may be repairs to the striping on Hart Street.
- There is no start date, but work could happen this summer.
- Design work will begin this summer on improvements in the Northgate subdivision.
- A project for Madison Avenue was bid out at the end of July. Work could start late summer.
- This work will be on streets and utilities in the 205th Place, 206th Place/Street, Pierce Avenue, and Fillmore Avenue areas.
Calumet Avenue Fence
- Fence is complete. Landscape work to be done soon.
On March 1, 2018, our office received the following letter from the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD).
"The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), in cooperation with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, have prepared a combined Final Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision and Section 4(f) Evaluation (FEIS/ROD) to evaluate the West Lake Corridor Project. The FEIS/ROD has been prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 USC § 4332); Efficient Environmental Reviews for Project Decisionmaking (23 USC § 139); Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedures of the National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508); FHWA/FTA Environmental Impact and Related Procedures (23 CFR Part 771); Section 4(f) requirements (49 USC § 303 and 23 USC § 138) and regulations (23 CFR Part 774); and Clean Water Act (33 USC § 1251 et seq).
The West Lake Corridor Project is an approximately 9-mile south extension of the existing NICTD South Shore Line (SSL) commuter rail service between Dyer and Hammond, Indiana. The Project would end just east of the Indiana-Illinois state line, where Project trains would connect with the SSL to travel north to Chicago. The West Lake Corridor Project includes four commuter rail stations and a maintenance facility/layover yard.
The combined FEIS/ROD for the West Lake Corridor Project is available for review online at www.nictdwestlake.com/resources/. Hard copies of the FEIS/ROD are available for review at:
- Munster Branch of the Lake County Public Library, 8701 Calumet Ave, Munster, IN 46321
- Hammond Public Library, 564 State St, Hammond, IN 46320
- Dyer-Schererville Branch of the Lake County Public Library, 1001 W Lincoln Hwy, Schererville, IN 46375
- NICTD's Administrative Offices, 33 East U.S. Highway 12, Chesterton, IN 46304
If you would like a printed copy of the FEIS/ROD or a digital copy on a compact disc, please contact the project's automated hotline at (219) 250-2920 or email us at: email@example.com. read more...
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the West Lake Corridor Project was issued on December 16, 2016, with a public comment period occurring between December 16, 2016 and February 3, 2017. The DEIS evaluated the environmental, transportation, social, and economic impacts associated with the proposed transportation improvements in the West Lake Corridor, which would serve the Towns of Munster and Dyer, and the City of Hammond in Lake County, Indiana.
The combined FEIS/ROD includes discussions of changes since the DEIS, and responses to substantive comments received during the DEIS public comment period. Responses are in the form of clarifications and references to sections of the FEIS where issues raised are addressed, and factual corrections have been made. The ROD states FTA's decision, identifies the alternatives considered in reaching the decision, and describes the means to avoid, minimize, or mitigate impacts. Mitigation plans, including enforcement and monitoring comments, are included in the ROD. The Final Section 4(f) Evaluation is included in the combined FEIS/ROD.
If you have any questions about the West Lake Corridor Project, please call (219) 250-2920 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org."
As many residents are aware, the use of the 9-1-1 has been expanded to include both emergency and non-emergency calls. The link below provides a guide on calling 9-1-1 from Lake County.
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Welcome to the Town of Dyer
The Town of Dyer, Indiana was founded in 1855 and incorporated in 1910. During its history, the Town of Dyer has established itself as a progressive community that maintains a vision of the future while building upon a strong foundation of past accomplishments.
The Town of Dyer has the proud distinction of having been listed on the
"100 Best Places to Live in the US" by CNN and Money Magazine.
In 2015, the Town of Dyer was ranked #15 in the State of Indiana
as "The Best Place for Young Families" by Nerd Wallet.
Additionally in 2015, the Town of Dyer was ranked
as the 9th Safest City in Indiana by SafeWise.
Our Mission Statement
Dyer provides exceptional essential services and strives to enhance a dynamic pace-setting quality of life while promoting pride in the community.