U.S. 12 to be Closed for Realignment at U.S. 20 Merge in Miller

In Lake County, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says they will close US 12 between the US 12/20 junction and Old Hobart Road on or after this Thursday June 10th. The road will be closed to realign where U.S. 12 merges with U.S. 20 south of Marquette Park in Gary. INDOT says improvements to U.S. 12 will include increased safety due to the newly designed intersection and an enhanced drainage and storm sewer system. Three traffic signals on U-S 12 will be removed – the one at the current U.S. 20 junction and also at Clay and Lake Streets, and a traffic signal will be installed at the new junction of U.S. 12 and 20. The new section of roadway is expected to open in late September 2021. The official detour will follow U.S. 20 and State Road 249. INDOT says the realignment will help facilitate the expansion of the Miller South Shore Train Station as part of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation’s District (NICTD) Double Track Northwest Indiana project. NICTD plans to build a new station and parking lot to the west of Lake Street.