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Cline Avenue to reopen Monday after pothole patching

The IndianDepartment Transportaticlosed Cline Avenue earlier this month repair an outbreak potholes. A $7.27 millirevamp road will start later this

The Indiana Department of Transportation closed Cline Avenue earlier this month to repair an outbreak of potholes. A $7.27 million revamp of the road will start later this year. | Post-Tribune File Photo

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Updated: January 12, 2014 6:57PM



Cline Avenue between Interstate 80/94 and Columbus Drive in north Lake County is expected to reopen by the Monday rush hour, state transportation officials said Sunday night.

The state closed the highway Saturday night as crews repaired deep potholes caused by severe winter weather, the Indiana Department of Transportation said.

INDOT crews have been working to fill potholes on Cline Avenue, also known as Indiana 912, for two days. Crews worked additional weekend hours, despite an exhausting week clearing snow and ice from a storm that kept them them on the roads 24 hours a day for five days in alternating 12-hour shifts.

A news release from INDOT said freezing and thawing is a recipe for potholes but that crews would continue their work. The release said the past week saw a 40 to 50 degree change in just over 24 hours. Therefore motorists should watch for more potholes on the roadways.

Drivers in Northwest Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions and traffic alerts through the district’s social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or they can visit www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.



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