HAMMOND | Work on several street projects is wrapping up in preparation for winter.
The 169th Street reconstruction project will be completed from Calumet to Harrison avenues prior to winter, but the portion of the project that extends to Columbia Avenue will be half of the pavement width through the winter, City Engineer Stan Dostatni said.
Traffic will be moved over to the new pavement and taken back to two-way traffic, Dostatni said.
The work is the final phase in the 169th Street project, which was completed over a span of 15 years, Dostatni said. The project is reconstructing the road with new water mains, sewers and pavement.
“It started at Cline Avenue and almost crosses the whole city,” Dostatni said.
Work on Columbia Avenue near the Grand Calumet River is expected to be finished by Dec. 1.
The work from Chicago to Michigan avenues built a new bridge over the river, along with sewer work, curbs and pavement.
Indianapolis Boulevard south of the Nine-Span Bridge from 165th to 169th streets will be fully opened to traffic by Dec. 1. In that project, the city is extending the Woodmar Business District look through to 165th Street, including ornamental lights and sidewalks.
The state and the city split the cost of the Indianapolis Boulevard project.