Funded by the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) and the City of Whiting, along with local, state, and federal funds, this project improved the Whiting Lakefront Park and the surrounding lakefront area. Superior Construction worked with the City to implement the master plan by developing and installing amenities connected with the lakefront. Prior to beginning the improvements, we removed the existing concrete revetment stone and fishing pier. We then placed new revetment stone and constructed a boat ramp, concrete overlook, breakwater, floating dock system, and a decorative promenade walk along the lakeshore. Additional enhancements included a fish habitat beneath the fish pier, an asphalt bike trail throughout the park, a limestone seating block area, nine rain gardens, new asphalt roadway. Park features included plants, trees, benches, bike racks, light poles, and an electric car charging station.

  • Location Lake County, Indiana
  • Owner City of Whiting
  • Delivery Method Design-Bid-Build
  • Completion Year 2014
  • Contract Value $12.5 million

Project Highlights

  • 15,250 tons of new revetment stone along the lakeshore
  • 4,990 LF of shell pipe pile
  • 317-ft long permanent fishing pier
  • 16,000 CY of sand dredged
  • 11,000 CY of topsoil placed
  • 7,200 SF of asphalt for bike trail throughout the park
  • 9 rain gardens
  • 7,300 SF concrete boat ramp
  • 1,100 SF concrete overlook
  • 59,000 SF of colored and non-colored concrete stones