Beginning Friday, June 2, 2023, Rieth-Riley Construction Company will be closing Hohman Avenue between Sibley Street and Russell Street until approximately August 11, 2023 in the next phase of the reconstruction of Hohman Avenue. Sibley Avenue will be open to car traffic only. Trucks will continue to be prohibited on Hohman south of Michigan and Sibley east of Stateline during this construction period. The closure is essential in order to complete the award-winning downtown Hammond Master Plan that changes Hohman Avenue from two lanes in each direction, to one lane in each direction with center median parking and curb-side parallel parking that allows for a more pedestrian-friendly downtown.
“This closure allows Hammond to complete the Hohman Avenue reconstruction during the 2023 season and is essential to the $200 million downtown revitalization,” said Mayor McDermott. “We hired world-renowned urban planner Jeff Speck in 2018, knowing the Westlake commuter line is coming and the need to reinvent downtown.”
“The Hohman Avenue closure includes closing the intersections of Fayette Street and Rimbach, as well as the continued closure of Muenich Court. Russell Street will remain open east of the Westlake corridor to Stateline Avenue,” said City Engineer Dean Button. “The Contractor will post detours for motorists. Northbound residents using Hohman Avenue are urged to use Stateline, Sohl or Calumet Avenues.”
For more information, please contact The City of Hammond’s Engineering Department.