45th Street Grade Separation Project

The Town of Munster is currently working with regional partners to build an underpass for 45th Street below the Canadian National Railroad. Additionally, 45th Street east of Calumet Avenue will be realigned in order to meet 45th Street west of Calumet. This infrastructure improvement will reduce traffic congestion around 45th Street and Calumet Avenue and will facilitate development at this landmark community crossroads. 

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Project Updates
At the Town Council meeting on January 16, 2017, Robinson Engineering reported that the Environmental Impact Statement has been completed and approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The next stage for the project will be to pursue right-of-way acquisition and a wetlands study. It is expected that construction could commence in late summer 2017, and continue for approximately two years. 

A Public Meeting on the Grade Separation Project was held on Monday, December 12, 2016 in the main meeting room in the Munster Town Hall, 1005 Ridge Road. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the proposed improvements and to provide information on the construction activities. Below are the of exhibits that were shared with residents at the public meeting.

What about Calumet Avenue?
Plans are still in the works for a underpass of Calumet Avenue below the Canadian National rail line. However, this will not be undertaken until after the completion of the 45th Street underpass and intersection realignment. 

Project Documents

  1. Frequently Asked Questions
  2. 45th and Calumet Existing Conditions
  3. 45th Street Realignment Overall Plan
  4. 45th Street Underpass Architectural Renderings
  5. Local Traffic Detour Route
  6. Regional Truck Traffic Detour Route
  7. 45th and Calumet Intersection Auto Turn Exhibits
  8. Utilities Relocation Overview
  9. Documents from July 17, 2017 Work Study on the 45th Grade Separation Project
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