Construction Projects

This page is updated with information about ongoing construction projects, road closures, and lane restrictions in Merrillville.

County Line Road (Canadian National Railway)
County Line 283224DThe railroad crossing on County Line Road north of the Old Lincoln Highway will be closed to traffic May 16 through May 25 while the Canadian National Railway completes track upgrades. Detour signs will be posted to direct traffic around the construction area.

State Road 55/Taft Street (INDOT)

SR55project32524 webIndiana Department of Transportation contractor Rieth Riley Construction is expected to reduce State Road 55 (Taft St.) to one lane between 65th and 73rd Avenues from Monday, April 1, to mid-May for a bridge deck overlay preventative maintenance project.
State Road 55 will be reduced to one lane at Turkey Creek, with traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals throughout the entirety of the project.
INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and be prepared to wait for the temporary traffic signal. Motorists are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area and should slow down and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

U.S. 30 resurfacing project (INDOT)

30laneclosure31824webBe prepared for overnight lane closures on U.S. 30 as Milestone Contractors North Inc. completes a resurfacing project for the Indiana Department of Transportation.
The project, which takes place between State Road 55 (Taft Street) and State Road 51 (Grand Boulevard), is expected to start Sunday, March 24, and continue through late November.
Lane closures will be in place during the overnight hours of approximately 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., with alternating intersections closed temporarily when work is occurring in that area. Work will begin on U.S. 30 between State Road 55 (Taft Street) and I-65 through late May, at which point crews will switch to work on U.S. 30 between I-65 and State Road 51 (Grand Boulevard).
Motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns through the duration of the project, as overnight lane closures will be set up and taken down each evening. Work will include patching, milling, resurfacing, traffic signal loops and pavement markings. Shoulder work for drainage improvements will take place during daytime hours, but daytime work should not impact traffic.
INDOT encourages drivers to allow extra time when driving through this area and follow traffic directions carefully. Motorists should slow down, exercise caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

Concrete and Pavement Restoration Project
Starting in the spring of 2024, concrete and pavement restoration will take place in the following locations:

  • 61st Avenue from Broadway to Taft Street
  • 83rd Avenue from Ohio Street to Indiana Street
  • Ohio Street from 83rd Avenue to 85th Avenue
  • 85th Avenue from Ohio Street to Indiana Street
The Merrillville Town Council unanimously approved a contract with Milestone Contractors North to complete the roadwork. The company submitted a bid of about $1.35 million.
The Indiana Department of Transportation awarded a Community Crossings Matching Grant to the Town of Merrillville to help fund the project. Merrillville will use proceeds from the wheel tax to pay its portion of the work.