In Lake County, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says eastbound Interstate 80/94 concrete work between Cline Avenue and Interstate 65 moves to the next phase Friday September 15, 2023. Region motorists are advised of overnight lane closures Friday night from about 9 pm to 10 am Saturday September 16, followed by a new traffic configuration with the work zone to the right and travel lanes shifted left. INDOT also says the farthest lane to the left will be an “express” counterflow lane on the westbound side. In the event of inclement weather, these lane closures will be postponed to Monday, September 18, and the new traffic configuration will be in place starting the morning of Tuesday, September 19.
There will also be ramp closures along I-80/94 eastbound for concrete work during this phase. INDOT says each ramp will close for about two to three weeks, with no more than two interchanges impacted at a time. The ramps from northbound and southbound State Road 912/Cline Avenue to eastbound I-80/94 and northbound and southbound Burr Street to eastbound I-80/94 will close first with the new traffic configuration setup on September 15 (or September 18 if delayed due to weather).
When the ramps at State Road 912 or Burr Street reopen, closures will move to the Grant Street and State Road 53/Broadway interchanges. The ramps from eastbound I-80/94 to Grant Street and from northbound and southbound Grant Street to eastbound I-80/94 will close, as well as the ramps from eastbound I-80/94 to State Road 53 and from northbound and southbound State Road 53 to eastbound I-80/94. These closures are expected to go into place in late September or early October.
Phase 5 will be ongoing through late October. Motorists are advised to be prepared for changing traffic configurations and overnight lane closures through this area while this project continues through late November. All schedules are weather dependent and subject to change. INDOT encourages drivers to allow extra time when driving through this area and follow traffic directions carefully, and urges motorists to slow down, exercise caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.