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Westbound ramp at Lake Station exit on Toll Road to close for 18 months

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Beginning Monday, Oct. 28, extended restrictions will be in place at the Lake Station exit--mile post 21--on the Indiana Toll Road.

The project begins with the closure of the westbound exit ramp (from ITR to I-94) and marks the beginning of ITR Concession Company’s extensive reconstruction of the Lake Station ramp structures.

The project will include repairing or replacing various elements of three structures within the exit. Each will be removed and rebuilt with the same configurations and footprints of the existing structures. Upon completion, the interchange will function as it did prior to the project. No permanent removal of any structure is planned.

The closure of the MP 21 westbound exit ramp will begin on Monday, Oct. 28, and will last approximately 18 months. The entire existing bridge deck and superstructure, along with the concrete pier caps, will be removed.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 28, westbound traffic seeking to exit at MP 21 will be diverted to Exit 17, Gary East. At Gary East, patrons are to take I-65 south and re-connect with I-94. Exit 17 remains a free exit, just as Exit 21.

“ITRCC is pleased to announce the necessary improvements being made to the Lake Station Exit,” ITRCC CEO Fernando Redondo said. “The rebuilding of these structures will undoubtedly make for smoother travel for patrons. We ask that drivers please be patient during this closure, as we believe the end product will be well worth the wait.”

The entire process is expected to be completed in April 2015.





Posted 10/24/2013