PORTER, Ind. (CBS) — Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, the Portage Lakefront at Indiana Dunes National Park is back open – after undergoing a major project to protect it from further erosion.Woman Dead After Being Stabbed On South Wacker Drive Downtown
At one site, a ramp that was once wheelchair-accessible has been completely destroyed.
There were also several signs warning parkgoers to stay out due to dangerous conditions.READ MORE: Intoxicated Chicagoan Driver Attempted to Flee Traffic Stop On I-80/94 East, Indiana State Police Say
“That beach was almost 300 feet, so that’s now destroyed,” Labovitz said.
We also found several signs warning parkgoers to stay out due to dangerous conditions.
“The northwest winds come right at us,” Labovitz said. “We’ll see waves from 2 feet to 20 feet. People actually surf here.”MORE NEWS: At Least 2 Killed, 17 Wounded In Weekend Shootings In Chicago
Fourteen months later, the riverwalk has been rebuilt and more than a thousand tons of boulders have been put in place to protect the shoreline and nearby pavilion.