Highway Engineering

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Porter County Board of Commissioners are submitting a grant application for the DNR’s Next Level Trails Program for the construction of Phases 3 and 4 of the Marquette Greenway Trail.  This trail is intended to replace the Calumet Trail from Dune Park Train Station to Lake Shore County Road in Beverly Shores.  The 10-foot asphalt trail will be constructed on property owned by the Indiana Dunes National Park and will be upgrading existing footpaths and utilizing former roads through the Park. The general route from the Dune Park Train Station will be to utilize the an existing trail that connects the station to the Dunes Kankakee Trail, running adjacent to SR 49 over NICTD’s rail lines and US12.  The trail will then head east into NPS property, improving the Glenwood Dunes Extension Trail to Hadenfeldt Road, then north along Hadenfeldt Road to Furnessville Road, and east along Furnessville Road to the abandoned Teale Drive.  At Teale Drive, the trail will head north to US12, then running parallel to US 12 from Teale Drive to the USGS Center at Kemil Road.  It is proposed to improve the pedestrian crossing at US12 and construct a crossing at the South Shore Railroad.  Thence east along the NIPSCO Right of Way, and the existing Calumet Trail for approximately 700 feet to an existing abandoned roadway.  At this roadway, the trail will head north to the former Service Drive right of way, heading east to Broadway in Beverly Shores.  From Broadway to Lake Shore County Road, the trail will be constructed on abandoned roadways.  Porter County is working with the National Park Service Staff to meet Environmental Compliance requirements for the final alignment of the trail.

This 6.89-mile segment of the greater Marquette Greenway Trail, Phases 3 and 4, along with the scheduled reconstruction of the Calumet Trail from Mineral Springs Road to Dune Park Train Station in 2022-2023 and the Calumet Trail from Lake Shore County Road to Michigan City’s Signing Sands Trail will complete Porter County’s connection of the Marquette Greenway Trail.

Project area: Phases 3 and 4 of the Marquette Greenway Trail 

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Porter County Design and Construction Standards (PDF)
Porter County Standard Drawings (PDF)

Right-of-Way Permit Application

Driveway/Approach Permit Application


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - ENGINEERING 

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INVITATIONS TO BID

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PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Bridge 73 - CR 50 W over Cobb Ditch (Constructed June-Sept '21)

Contract Bid Documents | Plans - Final Tracings | Invitation to Bid | Addendum 1 | Bid Tab

Bridge No. 62 Replacement - CR 625 W Over the Kankakee River (Constructed Mar-Oct '21)

Preventative Maintenance of Porter County Bridge No. 272 & 273. (Constructed July-Oct. '21) Porter County Bridge Nos. 272 & 273 carry Willowcreek/Crisman Road Bypass over two different CSX Transportation, Inc. railroad crossings.  Plans | Contract Information BookAddendum 1 | Pre-Bid MeetingBid Tab

Porter County 2021 Subdivision Improvement Project (Aug-Oct '21)  2021 Subdivision Improvement Project Contract Information BookAddendum 1

Porter County Roadway Project Des. No. 2100467 (Aug-Sep '21)   Des. No. 2100467 Contract Information Book

PROJECTS UNDER DESIGN

CR 100 S Safety Improvement Project
Estimated Letting: Nov. 2021

Bridge No. 68 Replacement - Smoke Road over Jones Ditch
Estimated Letting: Feb. 2022

Bridge No. 80 Replacement - CR 300 W over Cornell Ditch
Estimated Letting: July 2024

Bridge No. 98 Replacement - CR 600 N over Salt Creek
Estimated Letting: Dec. 2024

Bridge No. 110 Replacement - CR 600 E over Crooked Creek
Estimated Letting: July 2024

Bridge No. 131 Replacement - CR 200 W over Damon Run
Estimated Letting: Oct. 2023

Bridge No. 149 Replacement - Waverly Road over the Little Calumet River
Estimated Letting: Oct. 2023

Bridge No. 150 Replacement - Mineral Springs Road over the East Arm Little Calumet River
Estimated Letting: Dec. 2022

Bridge No. 168 Replacement - Brummit Rd over the East Arm Little Calumet River
Estimated Letting: Dec 2021 

Bridge No. 1009 Replacement - Lenburg Rd over Salt Creek
Estimated Letting: Dec 2024