The Indiana Department of Transportation recently announced a permanent plan to ease traffic across the Indiana Harbor Canal in the wake of the Cline Avenue bridge closure.

According to Associated General Contractors of America statistics, the aggressive plan is anticipated to generate 2,300 jobs over the next three years and have traffic moving on parts of Cline Ave. again by the fall.

“After three months of discussing solutions with local stakeholders and implementing short-term measures, INDOT is moving forward with a plan that balances the area’s long-term mobility needs with some of the goals identified in the visionary Marquette Plan,” said INDOT Chief of Staff Robert Zier.