Motorists heading to Kentucky or Ohio will now have to pay a toll. Starting today tolling will begin on the new SR 265 Lewis and Clark Bridge, the new 1-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the improved I-65 Kennedy Bridge. Continue reading
The holiday season marks the unofficial end to this year’s road construction season. INDOT officials advise crews may continue preparation work like earth moving, demolition, clearing and bridge work as weather permits this winter. However, most large projects are on hold until spring. Continue reading
INDOT recommends residents along state and U.S. highways take advantage of the break in the weather to ready their mailboxes for winter’s next blast. Continue reading
Santa Claus will be making his way across Indiana as part of his Christmas Eve journey. He’s teaming up with INDOT to share travel tips via social media tomorrow night. Continue reading
Bitter cold overnight temperatures mean icy roads are likely today as wet and melting precipitation freezes again. Continue reading
Indiana Department of Transportation officials are keeping a close eye on the weather so they can respond appropriately to the wintry precipitation mix moving across the state.
Rain, freezing rain, snow and ice are all expected, and a few degrees variance in temperatures can make a big difference. INDOT maintenance supervisors will continue to monitor developing conditions and reports from law enforcement and the public as well as local forecasts so they can respond accordingly. Continue reading
The Knox City Council last night unanimously approved a name recommendation for 150 South. It’s the street that runs between Roosevelt Road and South Heaton Street past the Knox bus barn. The city recently used Community Crossings grant money from the state to connect the two ends. Continue reading
The Starke County Highway Department continues to make progress with bridge replacements and upgrades. The new bridge on 250 West over Bogus Run, just south of Toto Road, should be finished this week, according to county highway superintendent Rik Ritzler. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Transportation is suspending road construction during the holiday travel period, but motorists are still urged to allow extra time to reach their weekend destinations. Continue reading
This is Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana.
The Indiana Department of Transportation started preparing for the upcoming winter season soon after the last of the snow and ice melted last spring. INDOT officials say their top winter priority is removing snow and preventing ice on more than 11,000 miles of interstates, U.S. highways and state routes. Continue reading
The Winamac Town Park will see several of its dead trees replaced, thanks to the Indiana Department of Transportation. INDOT had planted trees in the Town Park, to replace ones that were removed as part of a State Road 14 reconstruction project. However, many of those trees have been unable to survive. Continue reading
INDOT says copper wire thieves are ripping-off taxpayers and compromising public safety.
The Starke County Highway Department has parlayed available federal and state funds into significant road improvements. Superintendent Rik Ritzler told the county commissioners Monday the county was awarded more than $1 million in Federal Highway Administration construction funds to replace the bridge on 1200 East across the Yellow River. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to stay alert for deer crossing local roadways.
Ash tree removal continues in Winamac. Now, it’s the trees along state highways that are ready to be cut down. Continue reading
Paving work is underway on several downtown Knox streets thanks to a matching grant the city received from the Indiana Department of Transportation. Mayor Dennis Estok told the city council Tuesday night several streets have already been paved with Community Crossings money. Continue reading
Motorists traveling between Medaryville and Francesville on U.S. 421 will need to find another route for the next few days. INDOT has shut down the highway between State Roads 14 and 114 for chip sealing. It’s scheduled to reopen Wednesday, weather permitting. Continue reading
A section of U.S. 421 in Pulaski County will be closed next week for chip seal work. Starting Monday, INDOT will close the highway between the State Road 14 west junction and State Road 114. It’s scheduled to reopen Wednesday, but the work is dependent on the weather. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Transportation is chip sealing another section of highway in Starke County. Starting today, State Road 39 will be closed between State Road 10 and State Road 8. Work is due to wrap up Friday, weather permitting.
INDOT is also chip and fog sealing State Road 10 between 500 West and U.S. 421 this week. Continue reading
State Road 10 west of North Judson will be closed this week for chip sealing, weather permitting. INDOT crews will begin chip and fog sealing operations today and conclude on Friday, Aug. 26th. The work is done to preserve the road surface. Liquid asphalt emulsion is distributed on the roadway and covered with crushed stone. Excess chips are swept from the roadway after the asphalt cures. Continue reading