Updated: April 25, 2014 6:08AM
The state is readying a project to resurface a battered segment of Cline Avenue next month.
The frigid and snowy winter’s freeze-thaw cycle caused many potholes on the road’s busiest section from Interstate 80-94 to U.S. 12 and triggered an emergency closing from Jan. 18 to 20 to allow for patching work.
The $7.27 million repaving project will be done by Rieth Riley Construction and includes bridge repairs over Gary Avenue.
Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Jim Pinkerton said there will be lane restrictions but no closures along Cline during the work.
Pinkerton said the harsh winter was very hard on roads, resulting in work crews patching potholes on many roads in Lake and Porter counties, including workers imported from other counties.
“I think we’re slowly getting the upper hand,” he said.