(LaPorte, IN) - The city of LaPorte is moving forward with plans to build another overpass. The cost an of the overpass on Tipton St. over a busy railroad crossing is estimated at six million dollars.
The state will pay 80-percent of the cost, officials said.
Mayor Tom Dermody says doing nothing will mean more vehicles, including emergency responders, getting stuck behind trains based on a study of traffic in that area over the next 20-years. Dermody says the city’s cost could also go way up if an overpass is built later and the grant available now is no longer available. Dermody says construction of the Tipton St. overpass is projected to begin In 2022.