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INDOT Opens Martin Luther King Drive Bridge
Officials tout collaborative effort with the City of Gary
GARY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has opened the new Martin Luther King Drive Bridge over the Borman Expressway in Lake County.
Construction of the $3.1 million project began in May 2012 after crews demolished the old structure spanning I-80/94. The City of Gary and INDOT worked together to maintain the roadway approaching the bridge from the north and south to spare drivers any traffic delays once the MLK Drive Bridge was complete.
“The Indiana Department of Transportation is grateful to Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and the City of Gary for their collaboration on this project. We’re excited to open this roadway and give drivers safe and efficient access to north and south Lake County,” said INDOT LaPorte District Deputy Commissioner Robert Alderman.
“Martin Luther King Drive is one of the city’s major streets that our residents depend on for convenient travel and access to nearby highways,” said Freeman-Wilson. “We extend our sincerest thanks to INDOT and the State of Indiana for partnering with the City of Gary to complete this restoration project so that citizens can resume use of this vital thoroughfare.”
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