Lanes on U.S. 35/Pine Lake Avenue between State Road 39 and the bridge over the railroad in downtown LaPorte will be restricted for the next few nights so road repairs can be made. Work will begin around 6 each evening, according to a news release from INDOT. Crews will first prepare the pavement by grinding. Microsurface work will begin at 9 p.m. It’s the application of a thin asphalt mixture that seals cracks in aged pavement to prevent potholes and improve friction during the wnter months. Once the treatment is applied it takes an hour or two to fully cure before the road can be reopened to traffic. Work will begin with the outside lanes, which will temporarily block driveway access. INDOT officials say all lanes will reopen to traffic prior to rush hour each morning. The entire project should take between two and three days to complete.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.