The Town of Winamac is hoping to take advantage of some new road funding sources recently offered by the state of Indiana. It’s releasing $435 million in Local Option Income Tax funds to local governments to use for transportation projects. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Transportation is recognizing Work Zone Awareness Week, and they’re reminding motorists not to be THAT driver.
Motorists needing access to U.S. 421 and I-94 in LaPorte County will need to make a few route adjustments. Continue reading
The east and westbound driving lanes of I-94 between the U.S. 20/35 interchange and mile marker 41 in LaPorte County will be closed for the next several months. Starting Friday, April 1st and continuing through the end of October, INDOT crews will rehabilitate the bridge that runs over the NICTD Railroad. Continue reading
As of 9am Central Time 10am Eastern Time: Snow has tapered off and winds are starting to subside. Snow on the ground is very wet and heavy and is packing on many secondary roadways. In Lake, Porter, Jasper, Laporte, Marshall and Fulton Counties, many east/west secondary roads are impassable due to the heavy, wet snow and snow drifts. Also some secondary roads are completely closed in sections due to disabled vehicles. Snowfall totals range from 8”-20” in the district. Primary roads, to include Interstates are in decent to fair shape, mainly wet to slushy. Secondary roads are slushy to snow covered and will need attention most of the day. Continue reading
Roads across northern Indiana are slick, slushy and quickly filling with blowing snow, according to INDOT officials. They advise moderate to heavy drifting is occurring in rural areas due to gusty winds. Lake effect snow is also falling in Porter, LaPorte and St. Joseph Counties. This is leading to reduced visibilities and potential white out conditions. Continue reading
High winds made travel difficult for truckers yesterday, with multiple rollover accidents reported in the local area. U.S. 421 was closed for hours between State Roads 8 and 10 after an overturned semi was leaking diesel fuel, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation. Continue reading
College students with an interest in civil engineering or transportation can take advantage of opportunities offered by the Indiana Department of Transportation. Applications for Governor’s Summer Internships and civil engineering scholarships are currently being accepted. Continue reading
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