The railroad crossing pavement markings within the Knox city limits will be repainted this spring. Street Superintendent Jeff Borg told the board of works this week the city got a $6,800 grant from INDOT to redo them. Continue reading
Since winter weather can turn severe at a moment’s notice, the Indiana Department of Transportation is urging motorists to be prepared ahead of time. They say when it comes to bad weather, remember the phrase, “Ice and snow, take it slow!” Continue reading
Roads across northwest Indiana are expected to be slick and hazardous into the evening hours. Widespread sleet and freezing rain have blanketed the area since early this morning. INDOT has 170 plow and salt crews on the roads but drivers say the conditions are exceptionally tricky because the wintry mix is washing de-icing materials off the road. Continue reading
Santa Claus is helping the Indiana Department of Transportation share some travel safety tips this Christmas. INDOT is tracking Santa’s movements through the state today on its social media accounts. Continue reading
The snowfall is being predicted during what Governor Mike Pence declared Winter Weather Preparedness Week. The recognition started on Sunday and lasts through Saturday.
INDOT says, however, they have been preparing for possible accumulation this week since the spring. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Road Construction Awareness Corporation are teaming up in the name of highway safety. They’re adding new signs at entry points to the state and major interstate construction projects reminding motorists to “Slow Down, Save A Life” because “We’re All in This Together.” Continue reading
INDOT officials are ready for the onset of ice and snow. Plymouth Sub-district Operations Manager Stacy Flick says they’ve been going doing preventive maintenance on all equipment and stocking their salt barns. He says the drivers are ready to go as well. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Transportation is getting ready for winter. The agency is teaming up with WorkOne of northwest Indiana to hire seasonal maintenance crew members and snow plow drivers. Positions are available across the entire northwest Indiana district, which includes Starke, Pulaski, Marshall, Fulton, St. Joseph, LaPorte, Porter, Lake, Newton, Jasper, White, Cass and Carroll Counties. Continue reading
A stretch of State Road 39 in LaPorte County will be closed through mid-November. Crews will resurface the highway between U.S. 30 and U.S. 6 south of LaPorte and replace guardrails. Residents and emergency responders will have access to the highway throughout the project’s duration. Continue reading
A State Road traveling through Pulaski County will be closed starting on Monday.
The Indiana Department of Transportation says State Road 14 between County Road 700 West and County Road 500 West near Winamac needs a drainage pipe replacement.
A complete closure of State Road 23 is prompting warnings by the Indiana Department of Transportation.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is hosting a drive this week and it surprisingly has nothing to do with cars. This particular event is the result of the INDOT Northwest Disrict teaming up with the American Red Cross for their 10th annual blood drive. On Wednesday, July 8 from 10 am until 3 pm (CST) citizens can come donate blood at the LaPorte District Office, located at 315 East Boyd Blvd. Continue reading
More oversize loads are being routed through Knox as a result of road construction projects in LaPorte County. A superload is classified as a vehicle larger than 16 feet wide, 110 feet long, 15 feet tall or weighing more than 120,000 pounds, according to INDOT officials.
Motorists traveling between Knox and LaCrosse on State Road 8 will need to find another route for the next couple months. Continue reading
Fewer construction projects will be ongoing on Monday due to the Memorial Day holiday.
The Indiana Department of Transportation says that with major federal holidays such as July 4th and Memorial Day, they cease work.
Marshall County will act as a funding pass-through point to deliver transportation funding from the Indiana Department of Transportation to the Marshall County Council on Aging.
Executive Director Jackie Wright explained to the Marshall County Commissioners Monday morning that she is submitting grant paperwork to INDOT for the annual request for transportation funding. She requested that the County be the pass-through point for the funds. She anticipates the reception of $277,000 this year.
Work is expected to continue this week on the U.S. 35 railroad crossing in Knox.
According to city officials, INDOT and railroad crews are working to improve the crossing that became rather rough during the winter months. Officials hope that the crossing will open in the middle of the week.
Until the crossing opens, motorists are encouraged to use the INDOT recommended detour. Southbound U.S. 35 traffic will be detoured west on State Road 8, south on State Road 39, east on State Road 10, and back to U.S. 35. Northbound traffic will be detoured west on State Road 10, north on State Road 39, east on State Road 8, and back to U.S. 35. Local traffic can utilize local streets to avoid the closure.
The good news is the rough railroad crossing on U.S. 35 in downtown Knox will soon be fixed. The bad news is the road will be shut down so those repairs can be made. Starting today the highway is closed between East John and East Bender streets. Continue reading
The rough railroad crossing on U.S. 35 in Knox will soon be fixed. Starting Monday INDOT officials plan to close the highway between East John and East Bender Streets to fix the crossing. INDOT’s official marked detour takes motorists around the work using State Roads 8, 39 and 10 to get back to U.S. 35. Drivers of passenger cars can use city streets to bypass the closure. The road is set to reopen on Monday, April 13. Continue reading
The combination of the Men’s Final Four in Indianapolis and spring break traffic will make for a busy weekend on Indiana’s highways. Of the four teams playing in the NCAA tournament, three are within a five-hour drive of Indiana. INDOT advises motorists should also expect additional traffic on interstates 65, 69, 74 and U.S. 31. Officials say contractors will pull back construction barrels and barricades as much as possible on highways to welcome basketball fans. Some road restrictions will remain in place for ongoing projects, though. They include I-65 north of Louisville for construction of a new Ohio River bridge and I-74 in Montgomery County between State Road 25 and U.S. 231. U.S. 31 is also down to one lane in each direction north of Indianapolis between State Roads 38 and 32 in Westfield. I-69 is reduced to one lane in each direction on weekdays as well for bridge rehabilitation at State Road 4 near Ashley. Continue reading