The Indiana Department of Transportation is hosting a public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss a proposed realignment and reconstruction of U.S. 12 and U.S. 20 in Gary. The hearing will be held at Beyond 4 Walls Christian Center, 875 S. Lake Street in Gary.
INDOT’s preferred alternative for this 1.3-mile project would be conducted in two phases and consist of removing and realigning sections of U.S. 12. U.S. 12 will connect with U.S. 20 at a new stop-controlled intersection east of the existing U.S. 20 and Lake Street intersection. The current intersection of U.S. 12 and U.S. 20, west of Clay Street, would be removed and U.S. 12 pavement will be removed east of Clay Street. The current U.S. 12 and Lake Street intersection would be removed. Improvements along U.S. 20 include restriping, installation of sidewalks, addition of decorative lighting, new signage, enhanced pedestrian crossings and landscaping. Improvements along Lake Street include the construction of raised median islands, addition of bike lanes, addition of sidewalks and addition of parallel parking.