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Per Walsh & Kelly, 215th Storm work is scheduled to start September 16th. Walsh & Kelly will/is notifying busses & emergency departments.
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.
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 work will be done this fall, 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. The project will increase the turn lanes stacking capacity by approximately ten vehicles. The project will cause traffic congestion for two weeks. Please be careful when driving during this project.
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