Street Department is ramping up for another busy season.
At the council’s
meeting Monday night, Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg sought--and
got--approval for his 2015 project list, which includes 12 paving jobs and
11 crack-sealing ones.
$175,000 in CEDIT funds for the former, $25,000 for the latter, and he told
the council that he’ll stretch those earmarks as far as they’ll go and see
what happens. “I’m not sure at this point how far the money will go,”
Schnadenberg said. “But we’ll do as much as we can until we run out of
* 18th Street from
Wood Street to Broadway, then continuing south on 18th Street to the end of
the street and around the apartment complex.
* South Park Drive
from West Porter Ave. to Jefferson Ave., then east on Jefferson Ave. to the
* 11th Street south
of West Porter Ave. to a point just south of Park Ave.
* Taft Street from
Washington Ave. north of Westchester Ave. to the alley.
* Gladys Lane from
Grace Lane to Louisa Lane.
* Grace Lane from
Fifth Street to Primrose Circle.
* Union Ave. from
21st Street to 23rd Street.
* 22nd Street from
West Porter Ave. to Union Ave.
* 1100N from 11th
Street to 50W.
* 18th Street south
of West Porter Ave. to West Morgan Ave., then West Morgan Ave. to South
* West Indiana Ave.
east of 15th Street.
projects will include 1,165 feet of 15th Street from Broadway to Woodlawn;
5,990 feet of 23rd Street from Wood Street to 1100N; 2,768 feet in the
Rosehill subdivision, including Corey Lane, Jacob Lane, and Maximilian
Drive; 800 feet of 1050N from 100E to the Tamarack subdivision entrance;
2,630 feet of Fifth Street from 1100N to 1050N.
Earlier in the
evening, at its regular monthly meeting, the Redevelopment Commission
similarly approved Schnadenberg’s separate list of projects to be pursued in
the tax increment financing district--or in areas adjacent to and serving
the district--and funded with TIF moneys.
include these paving jobs:
* The milling and
re-surfacing of the eastbound lanes of Indian Boundary Road between Council
Drive and Roberts Road. Estimated cost: $15,00.
* Brown Ave. from
North Calumet Road to Third Street. Estimated cost: $20,000.
* The old “Ace
Hopkins Hardware” alley off South Calumet Road, between Lincoln Ave. and
West Morgan Ave. Estimated cost: $10,000.
* East Indiana Ave.
and Lois Lane, along with the public parking lot behind the South Calumet
Road business block and adjacent to Coffee Creek Park. Estimated cost:
* The parking lot
of the old New York Passenger Depot building, currently leased by the town
to the Duneland Chamber of Commerce. Estimated cost: $19,000.
* West Porter Ave.
from Eighth Street to 15th Street. Estimated cost: $126,000.
* The patchwork and
maintenance of 1100N from 11th Street to 23rd Street. Estimated cost:
$10,000. Schnadenberg said that he hopes to give this stretch of 1100N a
full facelift in 2016.
* Around $10,000 in
crack-sealing, including Plaza Drive, Council Drive, Broadway from Fourth
Street to Eighth Street, and 100E from 1100N to the Chesterton Post Office.
* Traffic signal
maintenance, including “conflict testing” and the replacement of the battery
for the backup system in the signals at select intersections in town.
Estimated cost: $5,000
the entire price tag for this season’s TIF projects at $284,460. That
includes the $67,990 cost of replacing the sidewalk and curb along the north
side of Broadway from South Calumet Road to the Chamber parking lot; earlier
in the meeting the commission awarded the contract for this job to low
quoter R. V. Sutton Inc.