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Please contact the Town Council Office with any questions (219) 865-6108. 
Dear Residents:
Thank you for your emails and Facebook Posts. Around midnight on Wednesday the Town experienced a disruption with the water pumping system's computer control system.. Two of the three elevated tanks were impacted by the problem that resulted in lower levels. As a result certain areas of the community experienced disruptions in water service to some homes. We were able to override and reset the software system and restore the pumps to operation. The system’s chlorine residual and overall system security was maintained . We are looking into the reason for the software problem with the provider. While we were fortunate that this occurred during the overnight hours of low water usage, it did create a delay in our response.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Tom DeGiulio
Town Manager

2020 Winter - Spring Leisuregram Now Available
11/21/2019 1:13:33 PM by Mike O'Shea
The 2020 Winter - Spring Leisuregram is now available. Check out all returning program favorites and new programs that are available. Please visit our registration website at https://parksregistration.townofdyer.com/default.aspx . Here is a link to our 2020 Winter - Spring Leisuregram. read more...
2019 Infrastructure Projects
10/19/2018 2:23:00 PM by

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Per Walsh & Kelly, 215th Storm work is scheduled to start September 16th. Walsh & Kelly will/is notifying busses & emergency departments.

Hart/Sheffield Paving
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.  

The Town has allowed Gallagher Asphalt to continue working on 81st street and the remaining area of Hart Street.  They have modified their installation method for the pavement fabric with their sub-contractor, which follows exactly the installation instruction manual.  We believe that this is the cause of the rough surface issue. 

Regarding the existing areas, that we have not accepted, they plan to use induction heating and attempt to address the issue of the wavy pavement. This is a possible solution for them to address the unaccepted areas of asphalt surface.  If this does not produce a satisfactory result we will not accept that portion of the pavement.  We are reviewing their proposed fix and have  contacted a pavement/geotechnical specialist for his input on the issues currently and consider their proposed remedial measures.

Thank you for your patience.  Please drive carefully in this area.

Engineers and staff are currently reviewing the work in Berens as a final step.  Over $3 million has 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.

Northgate Subdivision
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 have completed the work on Madison Avenue from 211th to 213th.  This project included new storm sewers, water main replacement, and full street reconstruction.  The project was roughly a 

Y2019: Pierce, Fillmore, 205th, and 206th
The design phase of this area 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. 

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 project has been completed by local contractor J&J Newell.  

Calumet Avenue- Munster 

As a part of the overall construction of the 45th Street underpass project, Walsh Construction will be closing 45th Street, between Calumet Avenue and Southwood Drive on Monday, June 3rd. This will also include closing Southwood Drive, at its intersection with 45th Street. Southwood Drive will be reopened prior to traffic prior to he first day of school in early August 2019. Work on the entirety of the project, including the underpass and improvements to Calumet Avenue, are expected to be complete by December 2020.    
Look for updates in the NWI Times.  We will update the Dyer website and Facebook page as new information becomes available. The full scope of the project is listed on the Town of Munster’s website at https://www.munster.org/egov/documents/1558470163_37998.pdf 

updated : September 18, 2019 

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: project.email@nictdwestlake.com.

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 project.email@nictdwestlake.com."
Lake County Guide to Calling 9-1-1
12/13/2016 1:00:00 PM by SuperUser Account
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
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.

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