Construction has started on the next phase of the Buffington Harbor Access Road project. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 16 by Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and the Gary Redevelopment Commission, according to the Chicago Crusader.
This phase will add two new lanes, one in each direction, to a 1.3-mile-long portion of the access road and will improve access to the Majestic Star Casino and Carmeuse Lime & Stone.
Two additional lanes also will be added to two bridges that cross over the Norfolk Southern and Canadian National railroad tracks.
The project also includes the design of a single-lane roundabout located about 0.2 miles southeast of SR 912 (Cline Avenue).
Construction is expected to be completed by mid-November this year.