State Road 53 (Broadway) to close for rail work in Merrillville.
I am so happy to report that the Canadian National Railway plans to close State Road 53/Broadway at their railroad crossing between 66th Pl and Carolyn Dr beginning on or after Friday, November 10. State Road 53 will be closed for approximately one week in this location while they replace their at-grade crossing. This crossing has been in bad shape for some time and the Town has been complaining about it to the railroad.
Motorists should seek an alternate route. The local detour will follow 61st Ave, State Road 55 and 73rd Ave. Through traffic is encouraged to use I-65.
There is a map below of the detour suggestion.