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Some INDOT road restrictions to remain in effect over holiday

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced a road work moratorium beginning around 12 p.m. Friday, May 24, until the morning hours of Tuesday, May 28, to allow drivers a safer and more efficient holiday travel weekend.

Wherever possible, road restrictions will be removed to ease traffic flow for the influx of holiday drivers. Some closures and restrictions, however, will remain on larger projects which cannot be safely reopened to traffic for the weekend.

Around the Northwest Indiana District of INDOT those restrictions which will remain in effect include the following:

Lake County

* Ind. 152 (Indianapolis Blvd.) in Hammond: the closure of Nine Span Bridge over the IHB Rail Yard, for bridge replacement.

* U.S. 12 (Fifth Ave.) in Gary: lane restrictions in place between three miles west of I-65 and one mile east of I-65, for road reconstruction.

LaPorte County

* U.S. Highway 6, in Kingsford Heights, just south of LaPorte: the closure of the U.S. 6 Bridge closed two miles east of the western U.S. 6 junction with U.S. Highway 35 (just north of Meadowbrook Blvd.), for bridge replacement.

Porter County

*  I-94, near Chesterton: lane restrictions in both directions on bridge over Beam Street, just east of U.S. Highway 20 exit, for bridge deck replacement.

* I-94, near Portage: lane restrictions in both directions on bridge one mile east of Toll Road ramp, for bridge deck replacement.

Contact Information

The public can stay informed about any road restrictions or traffic tie-ups throughout the holiday weekend by liking the INDOT Northwest Indiana Facebook page or follow on Twitter

Traffic restriction information is at

Contact the LaPorte District toll free at (855) GO-INDOT.






Posted 5/23/2013