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Chesterton Council okays 2020 paving list

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Chesterton Council okays 2020 paving list


The Chesterton Town Council met by Zoom on Monday night and unanimously approved Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg’s proposed 2020 paving list.

All members and department heads were in attendance.

All paving projects on Schnadenberg’s list will be funded with the proceeds of the $1.8 million general obligation bond issued in 2018 for road and infrastructure work:

-- East Oak Hill Road (joint project with the Town of Porter).

-- Old Towne subdivision: Whiffletree Drive, Carmody Drive, Butterfield Drive, Conestoga Drive, Old Towne Square.

-- South 19th Street from Broadway to West Morgan Ave.

-- Villages of Sand Creek subdivision: Highland Drive from East Porter Ave. to Ballenisle Court.

-- South Ninth Street from West Porter Ave. to Broadway.

-- 10th Street from West Porter Ave. south to the dead end.

-- Wood Street from North Jackson Blvd. to North 19th Street.

-- North 16th Street from Broadway to North Jackson Blvd.

-- Washington Ave. from 19th Street to 23rd Street.

-- North 15th Street from Woodlawn Ave. south approximately 500 feet.

-- Tamarack Trail.

-- West Morgan Ave. from South 15th Street to South Jackson Blvd.

-- Laural Creek Drive from 1050N to just south of Catkin Circle.

-- Jefferson Ave. from South Fifth Street to just east of South Park Drive.

-- South Fourth Street from West Indiana Ave. to West Porter Ave.

-- Seventh Street from West Morgan Ave. to West Indiana Ave.

-- South Second Street from West Porter Ave. to Richter Street.

-- Westchester Ave. from South Calumet Road to South Second Street.

“It will be a work in progress all summer,” Schnadenberg told the council. “With traffic at a minimum due to the shelter-in-place order, we feel this would be a good opportunity to proceed with the paving projects.”

Schnadenberg noted that any streets left unpaved at the end of the season will be completed next year, “depending on what funding we have available.”

In addition, four other major re-pavings are scheduled or have already begun, partially funded with a 50/50 Community Crossings state infrastructure grant: Broadway from Eighth Street to 19th Street (work on which began on Monday); 1100N from South Fifth Street to 100E; North Calumet Road from Indian Boundary Road to the Norfolk Southern right-of-way; and the entirety of the South Park Acres subdivision, South Park Drive, Timber Court, and Elm Court (work to be done after Indiana American Water Company completes it replacement of a water main in South Park Acres).


In other business, members voted unanimously to approve an expenditure of $37,000 from the town’s portion of the state riverboat casino tax, to be used for sidewalk work.

Of that amount, $12,000 will be devoted to the grinding down of trip hazards around the town; and $25,000 to replacing three to four blocks of sidewalk.



Posted 4/29/2020




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