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More Indiana Toll Road Work Begins Soon

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May 27, 2014 — Indiana Toll Road info. — PORTER COUNTY, Ind. –ITR Concession Co. (the Indiana Toll Road) announces improvements to the ITR that will have an impact on traffic on the west end of the road, beginning after the Memorial Day holiday.

 Lake Station interchange update:

As first announced in October 2013, the Milepost 21 Exit (Lake Station) has been undergoing an extensive rebuilding. Upon completion, the interchange will function as it did prior to the project. No permanent removal of any structure is planned.

 The first phase of the project involved closing and removing the entire structure BHX-B in October.  BHX-B remains closed as according to the original schedule, with a slight delay in completion time due to delays in steel procurement.

 The next phase of the project will begin on Monday, June 2, 2014, and will affect the structure 5262B,  which is the bridge over I-80/94. This bridge maintains two directions of traffic, and throughout this project ITRCC will keep one lane of traffic open to still allow vehicles to enter the ITR from either direction on I-80/94.

 The restrictions on 5262B apply only to traffic on the ITR that seeks to exit to the eastbound I-80/94. Beginning June 2, those patrons will not be able to exit the ITR to eastbound 80/94, and should detour at Exit 17 (I-65). The construction on 5262B is expected to last until November 2014.

 Salt Creek Bridge (Milepost 26.5):

In continuing ITRCC’s 10-year Bridge Capital Improvement plan, which began in 2009, construction will begin after Memorial Day on the Salt Creek Bridge, located at MP 26.5 on the Indiana Toll Road. This construction will replace slabs and bearings, and will perform deck patching and pier patching. 

 The work will require a reversible lane, which will switch to accommodate the heaviest flow of traffic depending on direction and time of day. (For example, one lane will be available eastbound and two lanes will be available westbound during times of heavy westbound traffic, and vice versa). With this configuration, ITRCC urges patrons to abide by work zone speed limits and use caution in the area.

 The Bridge Capital Improvement plan seeks to improve a number of bridges and structures on the Toll Road, and the Salt Creek Bridge work will begin around the beginning of June 2014. 

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