Work has begun on double-tracking!
Double Track NWI – Construction Next Steps
The week of 2/15/2021, NIPSCO began installing utility poles near US 12 and Clay Street in Gary. The week of 2/22/2021, NIPSCO worked on the east side of Clay St. The week of 3/1/2021, NIPSCO began work on the west side of Clay Street, and will advance westward through the end of the week 3/15/2021. This will also involve tree trimming. NIPSCO crews will also begin relocating electric poles and wires near Miller Station along US 20 during this timeframe. This work is led by NIPSCO to ensure their utilities are moved out of NICTD’s path for Double Track infrastructure.
For Double Track, demolition of structures is currently expected to begin approximately April/May 2021. Tree removal for the new east parking lot that will be constructed east of Lake Street is expected to occur in late spring to early summer 2021.