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
“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.