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Posted 5/13/2014

Release no. 051314-001

Vanessa Villarreal

GARY, Ind. - Rep. Peter Visclosky, officials from Gary, Ind., and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the end of construction for the Gary Black Oak phase II sewer improvement project, Friday, May 16, 2014.

Where: TA Travel Center (note: please park on west end of parking lot): 2510 Burr St. Gary, IN 46406

  Time: 12:30 p.m.

Construction included installing approximately 1,500 linear feet of 30-inch storm sewer, storm inlets and catch basins on the southwest side of Gary. It also included full reconstruction of 25th Avenue between Calhoun and Burr streets. The flow from this area will be drained into an existing manhole on Burr Street, which will direct the flow south.

The contract was awarded to Industrial & Environmental Services of Gary, Ind., Dec. 28, 2012, for approximately $1.15 million. Field construction began May 2013.  Construction was completed Dec. 4, 2013, with only a few minor punch-list items remaining, such as final videotaping of the interior of the newly-installed storm sewer.


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