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Construction to begin on South Shore West Lake Corridor line

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Gov. Eric Holcomb and U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao will ceremoniously break ground on Wednesday, Oct. 28, on the West Lake Corridor project, which will extend South Shore commuter train service from Hammond to Dyer.

Along the eight-mile extension will be built four new stations: a gateway station in Hammond, a station at 173rd Street in Hammond, a station at Ridge Road in Munster, and a station at the border of Munster and Dyer off Main.

Along with the Double Track Northwest Indiana project--adding double-tracking between Michigan City and Gary--the West Lake Corridor is expected to attract approximately $2.3 billion in private investment in Northwest Indiana and result in more than 6,000 new jobs and $3 billion economic impact by 2048.

Holcomb, Chao and others will break ground at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the site of the future Dyer station.


Posted 10.27.2020




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