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Public Hearing This Week for LaPorte County Road Construction

A public hearing is scheduled for this week to gather input on the proposed U.S. 20 pavement project from a 0.2 mile east of U.S. 421 to a 0.3 mile west of the U.S. 35/State Road 212 interchange in Coolspring and Michigan Township in LaPorte County.

The pavement conditions will be improved in that section of road with the addition of a center turn lane with concrete curb and gutter between Woodland Avenue and Johnson Road. An auxiliary turn lane for westbound traffic will be constructed adjacent to the Evergreen Park Business Center.

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Public Hearing on Proposed Klockner Drive Project This Week

Citizens of Knox and landowners affected by the Klockner Road Project in the Industrial Park will be brought up to date on the proposed work at a meeting Wednesday night to be held at the Henry F. Schricker Library in Knox.

According to Starke County Development Director Charles Weaver, the road was designed as a rural thoroughfare and was never meant to carry the truck traffic now using it.

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Public Hearing on Klockner Drive Construction Scheduled for Next Week

A public hearing has been scheduled to gain opinions on current design plans for the Starke County Commissioners’ project to reconstruct a portion of County Road 300 East, or Klockner Drive, in the Knox Industrial Park.

The proposed improvements include the reconstruction of County Road 300 East between Culver Road to north Pacific Avenue. The project proposes installation of new pavement, concrete curb and gutter, storm sewer collection, driveway and approach work. The project will be constructed in three phases and impacts 33 parcels and will require the acquisition of 3.4 acres of right-of-way.

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North Judson Town Board Approves Second Reading of Synthetic Marijuana Ordinance

North Judson Town Board

North Judson Town Board: (L to R) Dan Anderson, Jane Ellen Felchuk, Wendy Hoppe, Connie Miller (Clerk-Treasurer)

The North Town Board approved the second reading of an ordinance that prohibits the sale of synthetic marijuana during its meeting Monday night. A Public Hearing concerning this ordinance will be held on Monday, January 3rd, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. CT at the North Judson Civic Center. A third and final reading will be approved during the Board’s regular meeting that evening at 6:30 p.m. CT.

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