Purpose and Need
The project is needed to address traffic congestion, lack of mobility, and safety concerns at the existing at-grade crossing of East Hively Avenue and Norfolk Southern Railroad.
- 6,000 vehicles traveling along Hively Avenue per day
- 70-100 trains per day
The purpose of the project is to improve mobility and safety within the project area by eliminating vehicle backups and congestion while maintaining, as much as possible, access and connectivity.
The Hively Avenue Overpass Project (the Project) is part of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Local TRAX rail overpass program. The Local TRAX program is a partnership with INDOT, local communities, businesses, industry and railroads to improve the quality of life for residents through large scale rail related transportation projects. INDOT awarded the City of Elkhart a grant through the Local TRAX program for grade separating the East Hively Avenue and Norfolk Southern Railroad crossing in Elkhart.
The Project will eliminate the existing Norfolk Southern Railroad at-grade-crossing at Hively Avenue by creating a new grade separation (bridge) that will carry Hively Avenue over the Norfolk Southern Railroad and South Main Street. Additional modifications will be made to surrounding local streets to accommodate the new grade separation (bridge), including street connectivity, pavement improvements and new drainage infrastructure, as required for the project. The Project will improve mobility in the area by eliminating vehicle backups and congestion that occur at the crossing and adjacent intersections due to frequent train traffic.
Project Contact Information
Office Phone: 574-293-2572, ext. 2222
Office Phone: 317-663-8430
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3815 River Crossing Parkway, Suite 20
Indianapolis, IN 46240