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CSX Railroad Crossing Updates
All the CSX crossings located in Dyer are now open.
Please be aware that CSX is working on the crossings heading south. This means that other crossings will be closed and affected outside of Dyer's municipal limits. We will keep you all updated as we are notified from CSX.
updated November 7, 2018
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:
The following projects are under construction this fall, some of these will cause disruptions to traffic.
CSX RR Crossings – Munster to Lowell
Much needed repairs to 22 different railroad crossings will be started by CSX in late October. The RR is starting in Munster and will continue to work its way south. Dyer will see improvements to Sheffield, 213th, 215th, and Edmond. The crossing at 77th Street, 81st Avenue, and Patterson Avenue will also be repaired. Each crossing will be completely closed for approximately 3 days. These repairs will make for a better driving experience in the affected areas. We will make every effort to provide early warning to motorists via the website, signage, our text messaging service, etc.
You can subscribe to our Text Messaging Program by texting 36000 to Dyer1.
NIPSCO Continues Upgrades
NIPSCO will be upgrading its infrastructure along Route US 30 and Hart Street. The biggest impact will be lane closures along Route US 30 during construction. These closures will impact only the outside lanes as needed.
For more information please visit www.NIPSCO.com/future or see the attached link for the Press Release.
Sheffield Avenue – Main Street to Route US 30 and 213th
This long awaited project has finally gotten underway. It was delayed by the NIPSCO utility work in the area. In addition to resurfacing, extensive repairs have been made to curbs and storm repairs. We have made extensive repairs and extensions to sidewalks.
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
This project has been awarded and is anticipated to begin in the Spring.
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.
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.
Lake County 9-1-1 Calling Guide read more...
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.