15 Dec 2016


South Shore News

The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) as project sponsor to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Section 4 (f) Evaluation pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act for the West Lake Corridor Project.

The DEIS evaluated an extension of the South Shore Line between the Munster/Dyer area and Metra’s Millennium Station in Downtown Chicago. The DEIS documents the benefits and impacts of the alternatives considered and is available on the Project website www.nictdwestlake.com for public comment and review, from December 16, 2016 to February 3, 2017.

 NICTD will hold three public hearings to present the results of the DEIS and solicit public comments. The public hearings will be held:

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Protsman Elementary School, 1121 Harrison Avenue, Dyer, Indiana 46311

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

Washington Irving Elementary School, 4727 Pine Avenue, Hammond, Indiana 46327

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017, 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm.

Centennial Park, 1005 South Centennial Drive, Munster, Indiana 46321

The public and interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend. These hearings will be conducted in an open house format. Comments on the DEIS may be made verbally to a court reporter or in writing during the public hearing. The hearing locations are accessible to people with disabilities.

For any person requiring an interpreter, including sign language services, or other special accommodations, contact the automated contact line at 219-250-2920 a minimum of 5 days in advance of the hearing date.

Additional details about the project and these hearings is available on the project website at www.nictdwestlake.com. Para más información en español, visite al website del Proyecto www.nictdwestlake.com.

Comments may be submitted at the public hearings, on line at www.nictdwestlake.com, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. via the automated comment line at 219-250-2920, or mailed to NICTD, DEIS West Lake Corridor Project, 33 East U.S. Highway 12, Chesterton, IN