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
The City of Knox hopes to leverage matching grant money from the state to complete up to five road improvement projects. Mayor Dennis Estok told the city council last night each is a separate proposal on the application that’s being submitted to the Indiana Department of Transportation. The state awarded one-time Local Option Income Tax distributions to cities, towns and counties, on the condition that 75 percent of that money must be used for infrastructure improvements. Knox got a total LOIT distribution of $268,000. Continue reading
As the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum continues its efforts to resume excursions to LaCrosse, it’s asking the public for help covering its legal fees. The museum believes the restriction of its trains is a violation of the terms of an INDOT grant the Town of North Judson received in 2004 to purchase the line. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Transportation is extending a deadline that may have an effect on county and municipal governments. Continue reading
A new pilot program is looking to extend the life of Indiana’s roadways and capture revenue that the state believes is currently being evaded.
INDOT, IDOR, the Indiana State Police, and Kapsch Traffic Com launched the Indiana Direct Weigh-in Motion and Credential Enforcement program on Friday morning.
Starke County officials hope to use available state funds to significantly accelerate their bridge replacement schedule. Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler told the commissioners Monday evening their asset management plan to apply for matching money from the state includes two projects. Continue reading
The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum’s efforts to resume train trips to LaCrosse appear to have gotten a boost from the Indiana Department of Transportation. In a letter dated June 1, attorneys representing INDOT in the matter say there’s plenty of room on the track for all users, including freight customers and museum excursions. Continue reading
Local communities have been talking about it for several weeks, but the Indiana Department of Transportation is now ready to begin accepting the applications.
Lane restrictions on State Road 39 in LaPorte will begin today and continue for the next few weeks. Continue reading
Motorists traveling through LaPorte County on State Road 39 will encounter lane restrictions for the next few weeks. 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
Today is the day work begins on a bridge on U.S. 30 just west of Hamlet.
Motorists will see a bit of a traffic slowdown on U.S. 30 near Hamlet on Monday.
State Road 10 in Culver may see its speed limit reduced, but the change may take up to one year.
The Culver Town Council on Tuesday night considered a request from the Plan Commission to reduce the speed limit on the state highway. No specifics were introduced, but Police Chief Wayne Bean says lowering the speed limit from 45 mph to 35 mph may be appropriate.
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