Chicago Street Project Website Now Available

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The City of Hammond is developing a federal-aid project to reconstruct and widen Chicago Street. The proposed project will include improvements to the existing roadway, including new pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalks, storm sewers, roadway lighting, and new traffic signals. A website has been developed that contains more information regarding this project and can be accessed by visiting www.gochicagostreet.com.

Hammond Residents Invited to TOD Workshop

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The City of Hammond invites residents and interested persons to the second community workshop taking place on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Kenwood School, 6416 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46324, regarding proposed station area plans in the West Lake Extension of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD). The meeting will be facilitated by Farr Associates, a …

Hammond Activates New Pedestrian Traffic Signal

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. proudly announces the activation of a new traffic signal near Maywood School to improve pedestrian safety for trail users of the Erie-Lackawanna Trail at 165th Street near Howard Avenue. “We’ve been looking for a solution to improve trail use at the crossing over the past two years,” stated Mayor McDermott. “We found a great working …

Hammond Residents Invited to TOD Workshop

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The City of Hammond invites residents and interested persons to a community workshop taking place on Thursday, October 27th at 6:00 p.m. at Kenwood School, 6416 Hohman, Door A, regarding new station area development in the West Lake Extension of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD). The meeting will be facilitated by Farr Associates, a nationally-renowned planning and architecture …

Hammond park going to the dogs

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October 23, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw The largest city in Northwest Indiana is getting its first dog park. Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. announced this week that Riverside Park in far southwest Hammond will be the home of the approximately 2 acre dog park. Planning stages are underway with ground expected to be broken in the spring. “We’re moving forward and …

Hammond plans major road project on Chicago Street

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The city is developing a federal aid project to reconstruct and widen Chicago Street (formerly known as Ind. 312) from South Brainard Avenue at the border with Illinois to the East Chicago border at White Oak Avenue. The 2.1 mile Chicago Street project is proposed to improve safety, reduce congestion and improve travel times. It includes street alignments and two …

Northcote Avenue Bridge undergoing unique rehab

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August 30, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw The Northcote Avenue Bridge over the Little Calumet River will begin a transformation Tuesday and, once complete, will be a structure so unique officials say there are only a few of its kind in the Midwest. The bridge is not being elevated or replaced, but rehabbed so it becomes an integral part of the …

Hammond opens bike, pedestrian bridges

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July 07, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw Walkers, runners and cyclists can enjoy using two trails in the city without the concern of crossing busy streets. Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. and the city of Hammond officially opened two pedestrian bridges on Monday, the Erie-Lackawanna Trail bridge spanning Columbia Avenue and 167th Street near Southeastern Avenue and the Monon Trail bridge over …

Chicago Street widening project

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The City of Hammond, located in Lake County, Indiana, is developing a federal-aid project to reconstruct and widen Chicago Street (formerly known as State Route (SR) 312) through the city from South Brainard Avenue, on the Indiana border with Illinois, to White Oak Avenue, at the eastern limits of the city. The entire length of the proposed project is approximately …