Construction begins on South Shore Double Track Project

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – Construction has begun on the South Shore Double Track Project, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced.

The $650 project adds almost 18 miles of new track over a 26-mile corridor along the existing South Shore Line between Gary and Michigan City.

The project, part of Governor Holcomb’s Next Level Agenda, also makes the following improvements:

  • Replaces the current street-running tracks on 10th and 11th Streets
  • A new overhead contact system
  • 22 at-grade crossings
  • 20 culverts
  • Platform upgrades at five stations
  • More than 1,400 park spaces

Once work is complete, trains will operate every 16 minutes during weekday peak periods and every 75 minutes during weekday evenings and off-peak periods

Construction has an anticipated end date of early 2024. Passenger service will start later that year.

Click here for more information on the 2022 Next Level Agenda.

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