It’s Rail Safety Week in Indiana, following a declaration from Governor Mike Pence. Indiana State Police and the Indiana Department of Transportation are working with local police and railroads to raise awareness of the dangers of disobeying railroad crossing laws, as well as trespassing on railroad property. Continue reading
North Judson may be the next town to consider applying for a new road funding grant from the state. As part of the Community Crossings program from the Indiana Department of Transportation, towns like North Judson are able to apply for a matching grant, using money from their Rainy Day Fund or the recent distribution of Local Option Income Tax Funds for the local share. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Transportation is suspending most construction work on area highways over the Memorial Day weekend. INDOT spokesman Doug Moats says work on interstate highways and other major corridors will stop today at noon. It will pick up again Tuesday morning. Continue reading
Political candidates and their supporters are being reminded to keep campaign signs a safe distance away from roadways. The Indiana Department of Transportation says the signs should be kept away from intersections, interchanges, and the rights of way alongside roadways. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Transportation will soon be accepting applications for transportation projects in rural communities. This round of funding is for design, development, and land purchase for projects that will be bid during the fiscal year starting July of 2020. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Transportation is making it a little easier to keep track of its projects taking place in the near future. INDOT has launched an online, interactive tool featuring a map of the state. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Transportation is suspending construction and maintenance work to make Christmas travel safer and a little easier, but some restrictions will remain where long-term projects are taking place. Continue reading
More Hoosiers are hitting the roads this year for Thanksgiving, and the Indiana Department of Transportation is working to make holiday travel a little bit easier. Most maintenance and construction activities will be suspended starting at noon today and lasting until Monday morning. Continue reading
With the winter season coming up, the Indiana Department of Transportation says to be on the lookout for crews sealing and filling cracks in the pavement on area highways. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Transportation’s looking for snowplow drivers for this winter. Continue reading
Indiana drivers are being reminded to move over when an emergency vehicle’s stopped on a road with its lights flashing. The Indiana State Police and the Indiana Department of Transportation are teaming up for the “Move Over, Slow Down” safety blitz happening Monday through Friday of next week. Continue reading
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
A pipe replacement project will require the temporary closure of a state highway in Fulton County.
The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that State Road 14, between County Road 775 W. and County Road 850 W., just west of Rochester, will be closed on Tuesday, April 14 through April 24.
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.
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.
Especially around the holidays, Hoosiers are encouraged to think of the less fortunate and give what they can to charitable organizations. The Better Business Bureau serving central Indiana proposes that people look at the big picture when choosing a charity.
Many people are traveling this time of year so the roads can be quite hectic. Be sure to buckle up before taking off for a drive. Also ensure that all passengers are secured in their safety belts or car seats.
Hoosier motorists will have a holiday from road construction this Thanksgiving weekend. INDOT spokesman Will Wingfield tells WKVI News remaining construction projects will pull back barrels and barricades to the greatest extent possible starting at noon today and continuing through sunrise on Monday. Continue reading
Continuing road work on Interstate 94 in Porter County will reduce the roadway to one lane for the next few nights, weather permitting. Indiana Department of Transportation contractors will be restriping the highway between State Road 249 and State Road 49 tonight and tomorrow night. That work will take place between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Continue reading
The man authorities say assaulted an Indiana Department of Transportation worker in Bourbon on Friday, Nov. 7 is behind bars tonight. Richard A. Roe, 56, of Rochester, is charged with battery. He’s jailed on a $25,000 bond in Marshall County in connection with that incident on State Road 331. Continue reading