ITRCC NIBR Travel Advisory
Map of Indiana Toll Road Northwest Indiana Bridge Rehabilitation Construction Project Travel Advisory
ELKHART, Ind., March 1, 2023 (Newswire.com) - ITR Concession Company LLC (ITRCC), who manages the Indiana Toll Road, has officially announced their 2023 Northwest Indiana Bridge Rehabilitation construction schedule. Full construction starting March 6, 2023, will begin on six bridges on 1-90 around Westpoint Toll Plaza (Illinois/Indiana Stateline), followed on March 20 with 12 bridges on 1-90 at Exit 10 (Gary/Chicago International Airport), and guardrail improvements on 1-90 between Exit 10 to Exit 5 (Hammond). To expedite the overall project schedule, the majority of construction will occur Monday through Saturday between 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
*Spring Construction: 03/06/2023 - 05/20/2023
*Summer Construction: 05/20/2023 - 09/10/2023
*Fall Construction: 09/10/2023 - 11/10/2023
West Point Construction | March 6 to May 20
• MM 0 - MM 1.1 | l-90 | eastbound (EB) and westbound (WB) traffic will be reduced to one lane.
• Exit 0 WB will remain open.
• MM 0.9 | Exit 0 EB | Ramp entrance at I-90, EB over 108th street, will be closed. EB entrance traffic will detour down US-41 to Exit 5 on I-90.
• Local traffic | 108th Street will be closed; follow detour signs around closure.
• MM 1.1 - MM 2.2 | EB and WB traffic will be reduced to two lanes through the duration of the project.
• Motorists may experience delays related to this construction.
• Signage will be deployed before work zones to notify motorists of alternative exits along the construction corridor.
*Dates subject to utilities, materials, equipment, or weather delays.
For more details concerning lane closures and specific detour routing, visit the Northwest Indiana Bridge Rehabilitation project page at http://www.indianatollroad.org/travel-advisory/
Northwest Indiana Bridge infrastructure was constructed over 56 years ago and is due for upgrades, repair, and reconstruction. When completed, the roadway will be safer, smoother, and require only routine maintenance for decades to come. During summer holiday weekends (Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day), all four lanes will remain open to the traveling public. Construction alerts will be updated frequently on Twitter, Facebook, and lnstagram; follow @lndianaTollRoad.
Rick Fedder, Chief Operating Officer of ITRCC, said, "Our goal is to minimize the impact to travelers by keeping traffic moving safely while proactively communicating with our customers and community stakeholders."
Westpoint Toll Plaza will have two eastbound lanes open in each direction. At least one lane of traffic will be open in all directions on Exit 10 throughout construction. Exit 10 will have ramp closures. Single-lane closures on the Toll Road and reduced work zone speed limits are designed to keep traffic flowing smoothly while maintaining a safe environment for construction workers and the general public.
About the Indiana Toll Road: In operation since 1956, the Indiana Toll Road stretches 157 miles across the northernmost part of Indiana. Connecting areas from Ohio to the Illinois State Line, it links Chicago with the largest cities on the eastern seaboard. The Indiana Toll Road - managed by ITR Concession Company LLC (ITRCC) - has nearly 300 employees dedicated to operating a safe and efficient roadway that serves thousands of patrons every day.
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Original Source: The Indiana Toll Road Announces 2023 Northwest Indiana Bridge Rehabilitation Project