Construction begins on South Shore Double Track Project
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.