South Shore Double Track

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South Shore Double Track

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The beginning is near ...
11th St Michigan City station closing for utility work and the construction of the parking structure and new station.
Last train stops May 1st (overnight Friday at 2:18am CDT) ... next train stops at double track platform after construction.

Service Advisory - Michigan City 11th Street Station Closure

The South Shore Line advises passengers that the Michigan City 11th Street Station and parking lots will be CLOSED for an extended period of time effective Saturday, May 1, 2021.

The 11th Street Station closure will be in effect to help facilitate pre-construction third-party utility work and the Double Track NWI construction project (https://www.doubletrack-nwi.com/), which will substantially decrease travel times to and from Chicago.

As part of Double Track, the 11th Street Station will be reconstructed to include a multi-story station/parking/retail building, new high-level platforms, and track improvements. The closure is expected to last approximately two-and-a-half years, until the end of Double Track construction.

As an alternative to 11th Street, the Michigan City Carroll Avenue Station will remain open and in service throughout the Double Track project.

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https://www.wndu.com/2021/09/27/train-s ... igan-city/

Looks like the demolition around 11th Street has begun today. Now a possible 10 story building?

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justin_gram wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:28 pm
https://www.wndu.com/2021/09/27/train-s ... igan-city/

Looks like the demolition around 11th Street has begun today. Now a possible 10 story building?
Demolition is ongoing on both 10th and 11th Streets. Soon a contractor will begin removing the facade on the old station for reuse on the new building, whatever it turns out to be.
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It has been a while since I posted an update, but yes. Few houses are left on the south side of 10th St and about half of the houses on 11th St that are going are gone. The old church on the curve is flat land. There seem to be a few residents still in their homes.

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