A ground breaking ceremony was held today in Buffington Harbor for the final part of the Gary Marina Access road extension project. The project when finished will connect the Interstates and Cline Avenue to the Lake Michigan waterfront. Vice President of American Structurepoint Chris Murphy says access is important to economic development opportunties and the construction of this project will help to facilitate that opportunity. The extension is scheduled to be finished late next year.
Top photo - Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson addresses a crowd of supporters and partners at the groundbreaking.
Photo 2 – Representatives from the City of Gary, American Structurepoint, Majestic Star Casino and others participate in the groundbreaking. (L-R) Chris Murphy, American Structurepoint, Elizabeth Johnson from Cong. Visclosky's Office, Jeff Carlson of Superior Construction, Councilwoman Mildred Shannon, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Craig Ghelfi GM of Majestic Star Casino and James Lafresne of Trillium Capital Development.
Photo 3 – Project partners pose after the groundbreaking. (L-R) Craig Ghelfi GM of Majestic Star Casino, Chris Murphy ofAmerican Structurepoint, Elizabeth Johnson from Cong. Visclosky's Office, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Councilwoman Mildred Shannon, James Lafresne of Trillium Capital Development, Niquelle Allen, City of Gary Corporation Counsel and Dwayne Williams, City Panner. [Photos/City of Gary]