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.
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