Indiana Begins $200M Toll Road Rehab Project

The project also includes installing fiber optic cable that will enable administrators to monitor road conditions and communicate them to drivers.

📅   Thu April 07, 2016 - Midwest Edition


The project also includes installing fiber optic cable that will enable administrators to monitor road conditions and communicate them to drivers.
The project also includes installing fiber optic cable that will enable administrators to monitor road conditions and communicate them to drivers.

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) An Indiana Toll Road official said the privately operated highway has begun a two-year, $200 million rehabilitation project that will be its largest single project since its construction in 1954.

Zach Hurst of ITR Concession Co. told a Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission committee that the first lane closures are scheduled to begin April 4 on the 73-mi. project from Lake Station to Elkhart.

The (Munster) Times reported the project involves removing existing asphalt, treating the concrete base to hinder future cracking, and pavement with 5 in. of new asphalt. Ramps and some shoulders will be repaved and bridges will be rehabilitated and, in some cases, widened.

The project also includes installing fiber optic cable that will enable administrators to monitor road conditions and communicate them to drivers.