Double Track NWI - Construction Next Steps 
INFORMATION UPDATED 11/28/2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Contact List

Effective Nov. 15, 2022, the South Shore Line will implement a temporary modified schedule to be in effect until further notice to accommodate ongoing busing in relation to the Double Track NWI project. Please click here for the full schedule of revised train/bus times. 

GARY- MILLER STATION AREA

Work is underway at the new east and west lots. Vehicular and pedestrian access from Melton Road (US 20) is closed and Old US 12/Dunes Hwy is closed at Lake St. The NICTD station at Dunes Hwy is closed.  Busing operations have been relocated to 6121 Melton Rd.  

Construction of the new Miller Station began in August at the southwest corner of Lake Street and Highway 12 (Dunes Hwy) and will continue into 2023. 

Lane restrictions at Highway 12 and Tennessee and Ohio Streets in Gary are scheduled to re-open 12/16/22. There is a multi-phased Maintenance of Traffic plan for this work. Click here for additional details. 

NICTD’s Double Track Contract 3, awarded to Hasse Construction, includes construction of the new east parking lot site (east of McDonald’s). The east lot is nearing completion and will open when train traffic resumes.  

Effective Sept. 15, 2022, Miller Station, including the Miller parking lot and bus stop, has been temporarily relocated to 6121 Melton Rd., Gary, IN. Due to construction, the existing Miller Station and parking lot are temporarily inaccessible as of Sept. 15. 

Busing between Gary-Michigan City is currently in effect. Please click here for more information.     

INDOT’s US 20 Complete Streets Project in Gary:

This project is separate  from Double Track. In Spring of 2022, INDOT began its "Complete Streets" project, which includes the reconstruction of Melton Rd east and west of Lake St. along with sidewalks and plantings. Any questions related to INDOT’s project should be directed to 855-463-6848.   

PORTAGE/OGDEN DUNES STATION AREA

The Double Track project’s new Portage/Ogden Dunes South parking lot construction was completed in September 2022. The new lot will remain closed until train service resumes.  

Platform construction for the new Portage/Ogden Dunes high-level platform will begin in March 2023 and is expected to run through late fall 2023. 

Busing between Gary-Michigan City is currently in effect. Please click here for more information.         

DUNE PARK STATION AREA  

Fiber work is underway adjacent to the Dune Park Station platforms. 

Busing between Gary-Michigan City is currently in effect. Please click here for more information. 

DUNE ACRES AREA

Residents can expect equipment moving and vehicles entering and leaving Route 12 and side roads throughout the area. 

Crane operations for bridge construction between Norfolk Southern bridge and Cleveland Cliffs bridge began 10/17. 

BEVERLY SHORES STATION AREA  

Track and platform work is ongoing, residents can expect equipment moving and vehicles entering and leaving Route 12 and side roads throughout the area.  

Construction of the two new low-level platforms at Beverly Shores Station is ongoing. Installation of large beams for the NICTD catenary system east and west of Broadway continues. Track, overhead wire and fiber work continues in the general area through December. 

Effective Nov. 15, 2022, the regularly scheduled loop bus service to Beverly Shores Station will be temporarily suspended, and call-ahead bus service will be implemented: 

Passengers requiring transport to/from Beverly Shores Station are required to call ahead and schedule bus service. Please click here for call-ahead details.  

TOWN OF PINES AREA  

NICTD owns the property just west of County Line Road north of US 12 in the Town of Pines. NICTD’s Construction Management firm, WSP, has a construction office (trailer) at this location. Walsh/Herzog Joint Venture, the Double Track Project’s main contractor, also has various trailers onsite. The lot has been fenced by Walsh/Herzog Joint Venture.  There are many vehicles coming and going from this property. 

Residents can expect equipment moving and vehicles entering and leaving Route 12 and side roads throughout the area. 

MICHIGAN CITY – 10TH AND 11TH STREET AREA

Track construction is underway at the east end of the Double Track project in Michigan City (Michigan Blvd is eastern project limit).  

Construction on 11th Street began February 28, 2022, which included a full closure of 11th St. Michigan City residents can expect north/south street closures that progress westward as construction advances, with signage indicating which streets will be closed and when. The site of the future 11th Street Station and Transit Oriented Development is the block bounded by 10th, 11th, Franklin and Pine Streets. Portions of the sidewalk are closed to allow for continuing work.  

Effective Nov. 15, 2022, the regularly scheduled loop bus service to 11th St. will be temporarily suspended, and call-ahead bus service will be implemented: 

Passengers requiring transport to/from Michigan City 11th St. Station (bus stop temporarily relocated to 920 Franklin St.) are required to call ahead and schedule bus service. Please click here for call-ahead details.  

For full details on the future road conditions after construction, click here

Installation of the overhead catenary poles is in progress in the Right of Way south of 10th St.    

  • The intersections at 11th and Franklin were converted from a stoplight to a stop sign configuration during construction. Construction on 10th Street will occur to the south of the existing roadway, where the two new tracks will be installed. At the completion of the work, the current tracks down 10th Street will be removed and the roadway repaired. 

Sheridan Ave at 10th Street is scheduled to be opened 11/28/22. 

Tennessee Street closed permanently on 10/29/22.  

Washington Street closed 11/17/22 and is scheduled to re-open 12/2/22. During this closure, Wabash and Franklin streets will remain open. 

NICTD has provided the City of Michigan City with an emergency response contact list. Emergencies should be reported using 911.  

For more information: 
Website - www.doubletrack-nwi.com 
General Project Hotline - 1.219.850.4457 
General Project Email – doubletracknwi@nictd.com 

Please call NIPSCO at 800-464-7726 for questions related to their work and street closures.   


BUSING TO STATIONS BETWEEN GARY-MICHIGAN CITY IN EFFECT UNTIL SPRING 2023:

In order to allow for construction of the new rail line, busing between Gary Metro Center and Carroll Ave. stations is temporarily in effect until spring 2023 for passengers on all weekday and weekend trains. Gary Metro to Carroll Ave. bus service operates on the regular SSL train time schedule.  

As of Nov. 15, 2022, the regularly scheduled loop bus service to Beverly Shores Station and 11th St. will be temporarily suspended, and call-ahead bus service will be implemented. Passengers requiring transport to/from Beverly Shores Station or Michigan City 11th St. Station (bus stop temporarily relocated to 920 Franklin St.) are required to call ahead and schedule bus service. Please click here for call-ahead details. 

    

Dates for work beyond 11/28/22 are estimates and subject to change.