By: NIPSCO Last Updated: August 16, 2019

NIPSCO today announced a project to upgrade portions of the electric system in Merrillville, as part of the company’s ongoing plan to modernize the energy infrastructure across Northern Indiana.

Beginning August 19, a portion of Randolph St. between E. 83RD Ave. and E. 97TH Ave. will be closed and open to local traffic only while crews upgrade utility poles and overhead electric lines in Merrillville. The road closure will be in effect Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is expected to last five weeks, weather permitting.

ARC American, an approved NIPSCO contractor, will be supporting the planned work.

Modernization projects offer many benefits to customers including safer and more reliable electric service by identifying and eliminating recurring system failures as well as supporting future business expansion in Indiana.

Signs and detour routes will be posted ahead of time. Flaggers will be on site directing traffic during construction hours. NIPSCO will also continue to work with the town of Merrillville officials to minimize impact to customers in this area.

Please exercise caution when traveling near any construction zone to ensure personal safety and the safety of construction crews working on this project.

NIPSCO appreciates the patience of the community during this important system modernization project that will provide future benefits to customers in Northwest Indiana.

For more information on NIPSCO’s modernization plan please visit