Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

New Pedestrian Bridge Now Open


CATEGORY: Engineering, Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond are proud to announce the grand opening of our new Erie-Lackawanna pedestrian bridge over Calumet Avenue and Conkey Street scheduled for Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 3:00pm. The five-span, 600-foot-long multi-use bridge will be completed at a cost of $3.3M, with $2.0M coming from Federal Transportation Enhancement funding by the …

New Pedestrian Bridge Construction Begins in Hammond


CATEGORY: Engineering, Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond are excited to announce construction of the new pedestrian bridge over Calumet Avenue and Conkey Street beginning today. Funding for the majority of the project comes through the Northern Indiana Regional Planning Commission’s (NIRPC) access to Federal Transportation Enhancement funding. The local match comes from the City. The bridge connecting …

Kennedy Avenue Closure Due to Emergency Sewer Work


CATEGORY: Engineering, News

The City of Hammond and the Hammond Sanitary District wishes to inform residents and motorists of the closing of Kennedy Avenue immediately south of Michigan Street/US 20 in Hammond beginning 7:00 am Friday, April 27, 2018 for an undetermined length of time. Currently, there are restricted lanes on Kennedy and the ramps from US 20 to Kennedy are closed at …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Citywide Sidewalk Repairs


CATEGORY: City Council, Engineering, Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott and the City Council agree upon citywide sidewalk repairs of $600,000. The six district councilmen will provide a combined total $450,000 of their gaming monies to the sidewalk repair program with Mayor McDermott contributing $150,000. Approximately 1 to 1.5 miles of sidewalks are repaired each year throughout the six districts typically at a cost of a …

Chicago Street Project Website Now Available


CATEGORY: Engineering, News

The City of Hammond is developing a federal-aid project to reconstruct and widen Chicago Street. The proposed project will include improvements to the existing roadway, including new pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalks, storm sewers, roadway lighting, and new traffic signals. A website has been developed that contains more information regarding this project and can be accessed by visiting www.gochicagostreet.com.

Hammond Residents Invited to TOD Workshop


CATEGORY: Engineering, News

The City of Hammond invites residents and interested persons to the second community workshop taking place on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Kenwood School, 6416 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46324, regarding proposed station area plans in the West Lake Extension of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD). The meeting will be facilitated by Farr Associates, a …

Hammond Activates New Pedestrian Traffic Signal


CATEGORY: Engineering, Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. proudly announces the activation of a new traffic signal near Maywood School to improve pedestrian safety for trail users of the Erie-Lackawanna Trail at 165th Street near Howard Avenue. “We’ve been looking for a solution to improve trail use at the crossing over the past two years,” stated Mayor McDermott. “We found a great working …

Hammond Residents Invited to TOD Workshop


CATEGORY: Engineering, News

The City of Hammond invites residents and interested persons to a community workshop taking place on Thursday, October 27th at 6:00 p.m. at Kenwood School, 6416 Hohman, Door A, regarding new station area development in the West Lake Extension of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD). The meeting will be facilitated by Farr Associates, a nationally-renowned planning and architecture …

Hammond park going to the dogs


CATEGORY: Engineering, Mayor's Office, News, Parks Department

October 23, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw The largest city in Northwest Indiana is getting its first dog park. Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. announced this week that Riverside Park in far southwest Hammond will be the home of the approximately 2 acre dog park. Planning stages are underway with ground expected to be broken in the spring. “We’re moving forward and …