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
The Town of Winamac is getting some help with its ash tree removal efforts. Town Manager Brad Zellers told the town council Monday that INDOT has agreed to cooperate with the town on the removal of 11 trees along the highways that pass through town. Continue reading
INDOT officials are reviewing nearly 1,600 applications for matching grant funding for local road and bridge improvement projects. They were submitted by 325 communities across the state. All are seeking their share of funds from the Community Crossings program set up this year by the Indiana General Assembly. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Transportation says they are shutting down a section of State Road 2 in LaPorte County.
Starting today, motorists traveling to Westville and beyond on U.S. 421 will need to find a new route. INDOT is shutting down the intersection of 421 and State Road 2 through the end of October, with no traffic allowed to pass through in either direction. Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Council voted last night to fund the paving of several streets with money in their economic development income tax fund. The Starke County Highway Department has agreed to do the work if the town will pay for the materials to pave 1.2 miles of roads. Continue reading
The Indiana Farm Bureau says it is meeting with INDOT officials to discuss transportation issues on Tuesday in LaPorte.
State Road 10 east of Bass Lake will be closed for maintenance for the next several days. INDOT crews are chip and fog sealing the highway between County Road E 500 S and State Road 23. Doing so preserves the road surface. Continue reading