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Ind. 130 closing for at least 2 months, state says
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Ind. 130 closing for at least 2 months, state says

Ind. 130 closure

Ind. 130 will be closed to through traffic Aug. 5 through early October, the Indiana Department of Transportation Northwest District has announced.

Motorists who rely on Ind. 130 to travel between Lake and Porter counties are going to have to find alternative routes for the next several weeks.

The heavily traveled thoroughfare will be closed to thru traffic Thursday through early October, the Indiana Department of Transportation Northwest District has announced.

Join Tristan DeFord, Jami Rieck, and Nancy Zakutanksky on a shift working for Superior Ambulance in Merrillville.

The section of roadway affected is between East Cleveland Avenue in Hobart and Ind. 149 near Valparaiso, INDOT said.

The road will be closed for resurfacing, rehabilitation of the Salt Creek bridge and intersection improvements at County Road 600 North, Wolf Road/County Road 450 West and Ind. 149, the state said.

The official detour during the project will follow U.S. 6 and Ind. 149.

"Access to commercial and residential properties will be maintained," INDOT said.

Those needing local access should note all lanes of Ind. 130 will be blocked at Salt Creek and County Road 600 North will be blocked from eastbound Ind. 130, the state says. County Road 600 North also will be closed between County Road 750 West and Ind. 130.

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Porter/LaPorte County Courts and Social Justice Reporter

Bob is a 23-year veteran of The Times. He covers county government and courts in Porter County, federal courts, police news and regional issues. He also created the Vegan in the Region blog, is an Indiana University grad and lifelong region resident.

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