The City of Hammond, located in Lake County, Indiana, is developing a federal-aid project to reconstruct and widen Chicago Street (formerly known as State Route (SR) 312) through the city from South Brainard Avenue, on the Indiana border with Illinois, to White Oak Avenue, at the eastern limits of the city. The entire length of the proposed project is approximately 2.1 miles. Former SR 312 coincides with three separate streets as it traverses the project study area, including Gostlin Street, Sheffield Avenue, and Chicago Street. The project limits, from west to east, begin at the intersection of Gostlin Street (former SR 312) and South Brainard Avenue and continue east along Gostlin Street to the intersection of Gostlin Street and Sheffield Avenue, where the project study area continues south along Sheffield Avenue to the intersection of Sheffield Avenue and Chicago Street. At this intersection, the project study area turns east along Chicago Street to the study area's eastern terminus at the intersection of Chicago Street and White Oak Avenue.


The proposed project will include improvements to the existing roadway, including new pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalks, storm sewers, roadway lighting, and new traffic signals. Several alternatives are currently being evaluated. The current proposed project includes the realignment of Gostlin Street between the Indiana/Illinois state line and Sheffield Avenue, leaving the current alignment of Gostlin Street as a local access road between Clark Avenue and Wabash Avenue. The intersection of Sheffield Avenue and Gostlin Street will be shifted to the southwest and become a roundabout. Sheffield Avenue will be slightly realigned, and the intersection of Sheffield Avenue and Chicago Street will be realigned to eliminate the 90-degree turn. The intersection of Hohman Avenue and Chicago Street will also become a roundabout. Additionally, Chicago Street between Hohman Avenue and Torrence Avenue will be widened to accommodate these improvements. Intersection improvements are also proposed at Johnson Avenue, Pine Avenue, and Columbia Avenue.


This project is being proposed to improve safety, reduce congestion, and improve travel times through the project area. It is anticipated that new permanent right-of-way will be required from residential, commercial, park, and industrial properties.



Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)  PDF

Legal Notice Announcing the Project's FONSI Determination  English PDF   Spanish PDF

Environmental Assessment  PDF

Draft Alternative Analysis  PDF

Chicago Street Compliance Requirements and Section 106 Findings  PDF

Phase 1 Advanced Clearing Plans  PDF

Phase 1 Roadway Plans  PDF

Phase 2 Roadway Plans  PDF

Phase 3 Roadway Plans  PDF

Legal Notice of Historic Effect and 4(f) Property Effect  PDF

Photographs  PDF

Weekly Construction Forecasts 



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April 26-30, 2021 PDF

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Public Hearing - April 22, 2015

Public Hearing Presentation  PDF

Environmental Assessment  PDF

Legal Notice of Public Hearing  English PDF   Spanish PDF

Information Packet and Comment Sheet  English PDF   Spanish PDF

Public Hearing Comments Summary and Responses  PDF



Presentation  PowerPoint

Handout  English PDF   Spanish PDF

Public Comment Form  PDF

Legal Notice  English PDF   Spanish PDF   

Community Advisory Committee Application  English PDF   Spanish PDF



Community Advisory Committee Application  English PDF   Spanish PDF

Meeting Agenda - July 23, 2013  PDF

Meeting Presentation - July 23, 2013  PDF
Meeting Notes - July 23, 2013  PDF





City of Hammond

Indiana Department of Transportation

Federal Highway Administration – Indiana Division

Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

American Structurepoint

Information for Property Owners and Tenants


Information on Property Acquisition

Information on Relocation



Information on Roundabouts



For any inquiries, please call or email AMERICAN STRUCTUREPOINT

317.547.5580   |

Eric Wolverton, PE - Project Manager (Design)

Briana Hope - Environmental Scientist

John Tucker, PE RPR (Construction)