Starke County motorists can bypass Knox traffic by taking County Road 300 East/Klockner Drive from Culver Road to State Road 8. The contractor in charge of the road improvements through the Knox Industrial Park advised WKVI News last evening the intersection of Klockner Drive and Culver Road is open to traffic again in all directions.
Work on the road has been ongoing since this summer as part of an effort by the Starke County Economic Development Foundation to improve access for large trucks to the businesses in the Knox Industrial Park. Projects included the rebuilding of the intersection with State Road 8 on the north end and widening the road on the south end. A little bit of work still remains and will be done next week with limited lane restrictions. Surface asphalt will be placed in the spring.