WHITING | The Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce will hear details of the planned reconstruction of Indianapolis Boulevard at Thursday's quarterly meeting.
Robert Alderman, deputy commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation, will talk about the project, which is planned to begin this spring.
Alderman will be joined by Stan Dostatni, Hammond city engineer.
Indianapolis Boulevard is the primary thoroughfare through the Whiting-Robertsdale community, and carries more than 35,000 vehicles per day.
Chamber members are concerned the road project could create major interruptions in access to local business and industry in the community, and may impact community events such as the Whiting Fourth of July parade and Pierogi Fest.
"The boulevard needs to be rebuilt, but the impact of the project could be quite significant," said Tom Dabertin, chamber president.
"We hope the meeting will help to answer some of the many questions and concerns that our members and local residents have in regard to this project.”
The luncheon meeting is at 11:30 a.m. at Center Lounge, 1312 119th St. in downtown Whiting. The cost is $10.
For more details, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at (219) 659-0292.