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The proposed new 11th Street South Shore Station in Michigan City would span from Franklin to Spring streets, and force the closure of the Pine Street station. NICTD also wants to close 20 other crossings in the city, something two members of the City Council oppose.

MICHIGAN CITY — As part of its Double Track NWI project, the South Shore is planning to close 21 railroad crossings in Michigan City. But at least two Michigan City Common Council members are opposed to that idea.

The Council will conduct a special meeting next week to discuss a resolution opposing closure or relocation of certain crossings, including those at Tennessee, Elston, Manhattan, Buffalo, York and Pine streets.

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Tax Man

Great to see these two city officials have shown some common sense and foresight that closing all these crossings will severely and permanently damage the downtown area negating any positive effects the project could offer. Keep up the good work!

Incrediblek

I live in the county and still travel some of those streets. Making 11th street one way is just stupid and closing Pine Street is a mistake as well. People will be driving out of their way just to get to simple destinations. I hope the Council in Michigan City really takes a hard look at this fiasco.

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