updated: 7/26/2010 12:29:01 PM
The Indiana Department of Transportation is opening a newly constructed temporary ramp from Michigan Avenue to Cline Avenue in northwest Indiana Wednesday morning. Once the traffic switch is complete to the new ramp, crews will resurface the existing ramp. The project is expected to help address road and traffic concerns caused by the permanent closure of the Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago.
Source: Inside INdiana Business
July 26, 2010
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that traffic is expected to shift to a newly constructed temporary ramp from Michigan Avenue to State Road 912 (Cline Avenue) on Wednesday morning, July 28.
In preparation for the switch, one lane of traffic will be restricted in the area during the overnight hours beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, July 26 until 5:30 a.m. Wednesday so crews can adjust overhead signage. Traffic will be routed to the new ramp prior to the morning rush hour.
Once the traffic switch is complete to the new temporary ramp, crews will resurface the existing ramp. Under the current proposal, INDOT will use both ramps to help alleviate traffic congestion in the area. The new temporary ramp will be for passenger vehicle traffic and the rehabilitated existing ramp will be dedicated to truck traffic.
This is the first of several projects announced by INDOT to address roadway and traffic concerns for the closed Cline Avenue.
INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone. For the latest news and information about INDOT, please visit www.in.gov/indot or www.trafficwise.IN.gov.
Source: Indiana Department of Transportation