SCHERERVILLE | A road project on a stretch of Cline Avenue in Schererville will be starting in a little more than a month, and lane restrictions and closures are expected while works occurs, town officials said.
Public Works Director Jeff Huet said the work is targeted to begin June 1.
During the project, a roundabout will be created where Cline Avenue meets Rohrman Road and 77th Avenue, Huet said.
A median also will be created on Cline Avenue near U.S. 30 to limit the amount of left turns made on the road, he said.
Huet said lane restrictions and closures will occur, but "the whole thing will never be closed at once."
He said the restrictions and closures continue to be coordinated for the project.
"We will keep as much open as best we can," Huet said.
There have been many crashes on Cline Avenue between Rohrman Road and U.S. 30, and the project sets out to enhance safety and improve traffic flow in that area.
During rush hour every evening, traffic backs up on Cline Avenue, Schererville police Cmdr. Brian Neyhart said. Some cars have blocked U.S. 30 during those occasions, he said.
After the roundabout is established, it could "take some getting used to" for motorists who aren't accustomed to them, but Neyhart thinks the roundabout will be helpful to keep vehicles moving on Cline Avenue, he said.
The upcoming roadwork is expected to cost about $1.5 million. Federal funding will pay for 90 percent of the project.
Huet said the road construction could continue into the fall.