The Town of
Chesterton has been awarded yet another 50/50 Community Crossings state
infrastructure grant, in the amount of $114,142.50.
John Schnadenberg told the Chesterton Tribune that the funding will
be used to repave Rail Road between 100E and Dickinson Road; as well as
Dickinson Road from 1100N north to a point just south of East Porter Ave.
This is the sixth
Community Crossing grant awarded to the Town of Chesterton, and the fifth
consecutive year in which the town has been awarded a grant.
Total grant awards:
The list of
projects funded with the Community Crossings moneys is extensive:
-- 2016: Repave,
1100N from South Fifth Street to Pearson Road.
-- 2017: The
replacement of the culvert over Sand Creek on East Porter Ave. Also two
repaves: Wabash Ave. from North Calumet Road to Waverly Road, and Waverly
Road to the CSX grade-crossing; and South Calumet Road from Porter Ave. to
the Post Office.
-- 2018: Repaves:
major portions of Morgan Ave.; South 11th Street; South Eighth Street; 100E;
West Porter Ave; and South 15th Street.
-- 2019: Repaves:
1100N from South Fifth Street to 100E; and Broadway from Eighth Street to
-- 2020: Repaves:
North Calumet Road from the Norfolk-Southern grade-crossing to Indian
Boundary Road; and the whole of the South Park Acres subdivision, including
South Park Drive, Elm Court, and Timber Court.
Department of Transportation reviews and awards all grant applications and
administers the funding. Chesterton’s success in the competitive process
over the last five years is due almost wholly to the combined and meticulous
efforts of Schnadenberg, Town Engineer Mark O’Dell, and MS4 Operator