Riley Road Closure in East Chicago

October 15, 2012

Demolition of Cline Avenue bridge prompts weeklong detour in Lake County

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the closure of Riley Road between Canal Street and Pine Street, beginning Monday, September 17th through Friday, September 21st, weather permitting. The closure is necessary to ensure driver safety while crews demolish the Cline Avenue bridge.

A detour will take eastbound traffic west from the Riley Road/Canal Street intersection, north on Indianapolis Boulevard, east on 129th Street, south on Dickey Road, and back to Riley Road. Westbound drivers will travel east from the intersection of Riley Road/Pine Street, north on Dickey Road, west on 129th Street, south on Indianapolis Boulevard, and back to Riley Road.

INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone. For the latest road closures and news from INDOT, "like us" at and "follow us" at You can find traffic restriction information at Contact the LaPorte District toll free at 1-855-GO-INDOT.


MEDIA CONTACT: Will Wingfield, INDOT, (317) 233-4675 or Matt Deitchley, INDOT, (219) 325-7526 or


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