A major restoration project is in the works at Indiana Dunes National Park. The project will remove 25 structures and former roadbeds throughout the park and is expected to be complete by the end of April.
The park says work locations include 13 sites in Gary, five in Michigan City, four in Chesterton, two in Beverly Shores and one in Porter. The project aims to remove developed sites that are no longer in use and return them to their original ground conditions.
Work includes removing vacated structures, outbuildings, and walkways, as well as removal of hazardous materials, such as storage tanks. The park says asphalt surfaces will be removed and backfilled with sand or a similar material.
Last year, the park became the 61st National Park in the country, and Indiana’s first National Park.