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Road Closure, Lake County Bridge #260
Main Street over Hart Ditch
The Lake County Board of Commissioners through the Lake County Highway Department is notifying all Public Agencies and the General Public that Main Street between Calumet Avenue and US 41 will be closed to through traffic for the replacement of the bridge on Main Street over Hart Ditch. Main Street will be closed beginning Friday, February 15, 2019 at 7:00 am and is anticipated to reopen by Saturday, June 1, 2019.
Detour routes will be as follows;
East Bound Main Street at Calumet Avenue: Take Calumet Avenue south to US 30, US 30 east to US 41, and US 41 north to Main Street.
West Bound Main Street at US 41: Take US 41 south to US 30, US 30 west to Calumet Avenue, Calumet Avenue north to Main Street.
If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact the Lake County Highway Department.
Duane Alverson, Engineer or Jan Smoljan, Superintendent, 1100 East Monitor Street, Crown Point, Indiana 46307.
Telephone # (219) 663-0525 Fax # (219) 662-0497
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Year 1 will be completed within 30 days. A gas main conflict at South Street and Lakewood caused the recent delays. This is being corrected by NIPSCO and final surface will then be applied. Completion of Phase 2 of this project is scheduled for 2019. When completed, over $3 million will have been invested to alleviate storm water problems. Over 50% of this project in road work, 43% is storm, the remaining being in water and sanitary.
This subdivision, Main Street to 213th, Sheffield to Calumet, has long had problems with drainage and other aging infrastructure. The Town has addressed this issue by completing water main, storm and sanitary sewer inventories. In addition, all streets have a PASER (condition) rating. This information is being used to begin these long awaited repairs. This project will begin in the spring.
Y2019: Madison Avenue 213th north to 210th
We began work on Madison Avenue from 211th to 213th. This project includes new storm sewers, water main replacement, and full street reconstruction. The project was awarded last fall.
Y2019: Pierce, Fillmore, 205th, and 206th
The design phase of this areas should be completed this winter to allow the improvements to begin next year.
Hart St./ Sheffield Bridge Project
We still do not have a bid date from Lake County Highway for the replacement of the Hart Street Bridge south of RT30. Traffic will be restricted to northbound on Hart/Sheffield, except for emergency vehicles. There will be a temporary emergency signal to protect emergency vehicles going south.
The Town will be resurfacing the road from RT30 to the south corporate limits and 81st street to the State line and east corporate limits. This $1.3 million project is being funded by a 50% grant from the Community Crossing Matching Grant from the Indiana Department of Transportation. This work will be done outside of the County’s bridge project. There will be moving traffic restrictions and delays.
RT30 Median- approaching Hart Street
The State Department of Transportation has approved our request to modify the non-mountable median on RT 30 approaching Hart Street. This work will be done this summer, by local contractor J&J Newell. It will require some reduction in lanes during the construction. When it is completed it will extend the left turn and help west bound traffic flow.
77th Avenue- Schererville
77th Ave. is scheduled for bridge and road resurfacing, between U.S. 41 & St. John Road. The road closure is scheduled to start Monday May 6, 2019 and continue for 4-6 weeks. The roadway will be completely closed at the bridge deck. No traffic will be allowed on the bridge deck during this time. All traffic is encouraged to plan ahead in using alternate roadways to avoid the closure area. Please visit the Schererville website for more with additional questions.
Calumet Avenue- Munster
Beginning May 4th drivers using Calumet Avenue in Munster will begin to experience lane reductions and delays as preliminary work begins on the 45th Street Grade separation. The initial lane closures are anticipated to last until November. Look for updates in the NWI Times. We will update the Dyer Web site and Facebook page as new information becomes available. The full scope of the project is listed on the Town of Munster’s website at www.munster.org.
Main Street Bridge over Hart Ditch - Munster (Lake County Project)
This project is on schedule for completion on or around June 1st.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com."
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.