Declare Your Independence From Uncertainty and Accidents While Traveling this Holiday Weekend


The Indiana Department of Transportation has added travel times to seven dynamic roadside signs around the state just in time for the holiday weekend. The time estimates are based on information gathered from road sensors that measure a variety of factors, including average vehicle speed and traffic volumes. INDOT has developed algorithms to ensure the travel time information displayed is as accurate as possible. Continue reading

U.S. 35 Railroad Repairs to be Conducted in April


Work will begin soon to repair the railroad crossing on Heaton Street or U.S. 35, in Knox.

Mayor Rick Chambers told the city council this week that he received several emails in the past two weeks from the Indiana Department of Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railroad. They’re waiting until the asphalt plants open up in April in order to form a plan of attack. There is no timeline of when the work will be complete.  They want to repair the crossing with a hot asphalt mix instead of applying cold patch. The hot mix will ensure a more permanent fix.

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Railroad Crossing Complaints Discussed by Knox City Council


Knox Mayor Rick Chambers has been getting several complaints from motorists about the U.S 35 railroad crossing in the city.

A resident recently came into City Hall with an estimate to replace a hubcap lost as a result of the rough crossing. Mayor Chambers told the resident that the City does not maintain that crossing. The railroad crossing is under the jurisdiction of Norfolk Southern and the Indiana Department of Transportation. Those experiencing damage need to contact those two entities to submit a claim or report a complaint.

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INDOT Reopens State Road 23

INDOT closed State Road 23 between Toto Road and Ober yesterday when a sinkhole developed. The Road reopened this morning.
INDOT closed State Road 23 between Toto Road and Ober yesterday when a sinkhole developed. The highway reopened this morning.

State Road 23 between Toto Road and Ober is open to traffic this morning. INDOT closed the highway yesterday afternoon after a sinkhole was discovered in the roadway. Agency officials advise repairs have been made, and the road is once again safe for travel.

Road Closure on U.S. 35 Begins Today


U.S. 35 will be closed between County Road 800 South and County Road 900 South, about two miles south of State Road 10 in Starke County.

Indiana Department of Transportation officials say the closure begins today and will reopen in late April. Crews will be replacing a pipe across the road.

Southbound drivers will be detoured west on State Road 10, south on State Road 39, east on State Road 14, and back to U.S. 35. Northbound drivers will be detoured west on State Road 14, north on State Road 39, east on State Road 10, and back to U.S. 35.

Work Zone Awaress Week begins Today


With the start of spring, road construction projects are ready to begin.

This week is Work Zone Awareness Week in Indiana. The Indiana Department of Transportation is dedicated to continuously improving work zone safety and crews and motorists need to make highway work zones as safe as possible.

This year’s national theme is “Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake”. Motorists can face fines up to $1,000 for speeding and up to $5,000 for driving recklessly through work zones. Fines are used to fund additional Indiana State Police work zone patrols and promote public safety.

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TXT L8R Contest to Offer $5,000 in Scholarships

High school and college students are encouraged to take part in a social media contest sponsored by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Indiana Department of Labor, Indiana Department of Transportation and the Indiana State Police.

The entities have partnered to award $5,000 in scholarships to students who compose the most creative, inspiring and viral posts on Twitter, Instagram or Vine using the slogan “Drive Now. TXT L8R.” The high school and college student whose post has the most tweets, retweets and favorites on Twitter will win. For Vine and Instagram entries, the most likes and the most creative will win.

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