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Knox Holds Second Hearing For Block Grant Program

City of Knox logoThe second of two public hearings was held yesterday afternoon by the Town of Knox for a Housing and Urban Development Block Grant.

The grant is designed to assist those who meet certain income and living requirements to help repair portions of their homes. Yesterday’s hearing updated those receiving assistance on the progress of the grant program.
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Transmission Line Project Starting Construction This Year

NIPSCO says they will begin construction this summer on a project that has been in the works for a couple of years.

The Reynolds-Topeka Electric Transmission Line hopes to improve reliability and lower costs for NIPSCO customers. Representatives of the company have held meetings with the public to better plan the line’s route.
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INDOT Planning New Plymouth Facility

Breaking ground won’t take place until 2016, but the Indiana Department of Transportation continues to work toward developing a new sub-district facility in Plymouth.

The current space is being used as a field office for various projects. That sub-district site, however, does not provide direct access to Highway 30.
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Two Day Closure of U.S. 6 Near Bremen

roadworkMarshall County motorists should practice caution when traveling on U.S. 6 in the coming days. Beginning Monday, July 21 through the end of the day on Tuesday, July 22 crews will perform chip and fog seal operations to preserve the road surface between the east junction and west junction of State Road 106 near Bremen. Drivers wishing to travel either eastbound or westbound on U.S. 6 should take State Road 106 until it meets back with U.S. 6.
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Three INDOT Projects Underway Near Starke County

The Indiana Department of Transportation is working on three different projects in the Starke County area.

Crews are removing tree debris on State Road 8 between State Road 39 and U.S. 35. The debris was caused by the storms that roared through the area on Tuesday, July 24. Travel is restricted to one lane and this project could continue through the week.

State Road 39 between State Road 8 and U.S. 30 is closed during the day for pipe replacement. The road is open at night, and this project is expected to continue for the next two weeks.

Crews are also resurfacing U.S. 35 between the U.S. 30 intersection and U.S. 6. Chip and seal work is expected to continue through the week. Drivers are asked to proceed on that road with caution, as loose gravel will be present.