Toll Road’s Lake Station Interchange Ramps Close Until 2015
October 28, 2013 – The Indiana Toll Road interchange at Lake Station has new restrictions for about a-year-and-a-half, starting today.
Extended restrictions are in place at the Lake Station Exit (Milepost 21) on the Indiana Toll Road for construction.
Indiana Toll Road Concession Company says the project begins with closure of the westbound exit ramp (from ITR to I-94), and marks the beginning of ITRCC extensive reconstruction of the Lake Station ramp structures.
It says the project includes repairing or replacing various elements of three structures within the exit, with each 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.”
ITRCC says closure of the MP 21 westbound exit ramp begins today and will last approximately 1.5 years, “The entire existing bridge deck and superstructure, along with the concrete pier caps, will be removed… Concurrently, Str. 5262 will be rebuilt (it is anticipated that one lane will remain open on Str. 5262 during construction).”
ITRCC says that starting today, westbound traffic seeking to exit at MP 21 will be diverted to Exit 17, Gary East, where drivers are to take I-65 south and re-connect with I-94, “Exit 17 remains a free exit, just as Exit 21.”
The entire process is expected to be completed in April 2015.