Regional Traffic Announcement From Town of Munster

Important Announcement From the Town of Munster, IN Issued on February 13, 2019

The Lake County Highway Department has scheduled the closing of Main Street (beginning Friday February 15 through June 1, 2019…a period limited to 3½ months) to replace the Main Street Bridge Over Hart Ditch. The bridge is located between Calumet Avenue and White Oak Avenue over Hart Ditch East of the Cobblestones Subdivision entrance (approximately ½ mile East of Calumet Avenue) and West of the Briar Creek Subdivision entrance on Main Street.

Construction will normally occur from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily from Monday to Friday, with alternate schedules possible depending on conditions encountered. Noise levels will be high at times during pile driving. No access over Hart Ditch will be allowed due to the complete removal and reconstruction of the bridge.

Motorists normally traveling Main Street over Hart Ditch are urged to find alternate routes to access Calumet Avenue and Indianapolis Boulevard, such as White Oak Avenue North to 45th Street or Route 30 or Ridge Road. Trucks should obey all detour instructions with the prescribed alternate route being Route 30 between Calumet Avenue and Indianapolis Boulevard and avoid non-prescribed alternate routes through residential areas at risk of exceeding road weight limits and community noise standards.

Your patience and consideration during this bridge project is implored and will be greatly appreciated by all motorists using this busy area. Questions concerning this road closure or construction project should be directed to either: 1) Lake County Highway Department (219) 663-0525, 2) Project Manager DLZ Engineers in Munster (219) 836-5884, or 3) general contractor Ellas Construction (219) 938-0860.

Stephen J. Gunty
Director of Public Works
Town of Munster