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September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Laborers union calls for infrastructure repairs

Laborers union calls for infrastructure repairs

MUNSTER | A concrete chunk from a bridge was crushing a school bus in Munster on Friday, but no one was hurt.

July 11, 2014 4:15 pm Photos


Toll Road bridge work starts next week

Construction work will begin as early as next week on the extensive rehabilitation of the Salt Creek Bridge on the Indiana Toll Road at milepost 26.5, just east of Portage.

May 23, 2014 9:11 am

The Week Ahead - Lake County


April 27, 2014 12:00 am
Illiana Expressway turns corner toward reality

Illiana Expressway turns corner toward reality

The region turned a corner on a bi-state expressway talked about for decades when the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission approved the Illiana Expressway in December.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Locally made steel will help replace New York's longest bridge

Locally made steel will help replace New York's longest bridge

Everything about the Gov. Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge is big.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Raining golf balls

Raining golf balls

Jim Crisman drops golf balls from a helicopter at the Innsbrook Country Club on Monday. It was part of the sixth annual Golf Ball Bounce at the BRIDGES Development Foundation golf scramble. Donors spent $10 per numbered ball for a chance to prizes of $500, $250, $150 and $100. The ball that …

September 16, 2013 3:24 pm

Official: Bridge repair choices seem arbitrary, unfair

INDIANAPOLIS | A region state senator is questioning why Indiana seems willing to spend money on expensive bridge and road projects across the state, but wouldn't pay to replace the Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago.

September 14, 2013 11:00 pm

Gary-based steel fabricator buys Chicago company

GARY | Northwest Indiana-based steel fabricator Refax Inc., has bought a Chicago company that will let it diversify its business beyond the local steel industry.

September 02, 2013 12:30 pm
Downtown Indy highways to close 3 months for pavement lowering

Downtown Indy highways to close 3 months for pavement lowering

INDIANAPOLIS | Region motorists traveling through Indianapolis should prepare alternate routes starting in August, as portions of two downtown interstate highways will be inaccessible for up to three months.

July 06, 2013 6:00 pm Related

House Democrats plan to force vote on Pence tax cut

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans may be forced to cast an uncomfortable vote this month, rejecting Republican Gov. Mike Pence's proposed income tax cut en route to approving their two-year budget plan that increases state spending.

February 15, 2013 1:00 pm
Pence touts tax cut, education in State of the State address

Pence touts tax cut, education in State of the State address

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence defended his proposed income tax cut during his first State of the State address Monday, and pledged to expand the availability of private school vouchers, promote vocational education and encourage strong families.

January 22, 2013 9:30 pm Photos


Outlook ominous for Indiana transportation funding

INDIANAPOLIS | Without new money for transportation, Indiana will be fighting a losing battle to keep the state's bridges and roads in satisfactory condition, INDOT Commissioner Mike Cline warned state lawmakers Wednesday.

November 28, 2012 5:45 pm

Bridges often do more than span a body of water

One of the strongest-running local news story has to do with the bridge over the Indiana Harbor ship canal. Despite all these stories, I’m not sure that any of us are any the wiser about why the bridge failed. However, I’m inclined to think it has something to do with our obsession with bridges.

September 23, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Toll bridge will be better than no bridge

The toll bridge to be built at Cline Avenue isn't as good as a free bridge, but at least it's going to be built, assuming the financing is all in order.

September 16, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Relief is in sight for Nine-Span Bridge

The Nine-Span Bridge, a Northwest Indiana landmark, is finally scheduled for replacement. Though we appreciate the value of preserving history, preserving lives is more important.

August 21, 2012 12:00 am

Joseph Street bridge could open next month

PORTAGE | The bridge to connect Samuelson Estates and The Trails subdivisions could open -- in one form or another -- next month.

November 29, 2011 12:00 am

Road, bridge builders should guarantee their work

In a time when the nation is struggling to pay its bills, I have to wonder why we as taxpayers have to keep paying year after year for road repair and after a very short time pay for bridge repairs. Whatever happened to doing the job right the first time?

October 30, 2011 12:00 am

Lawmakers face critical state infrastructure needs

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, sees a bleak path ahead for Indiana's roads -- and rails, bridges and ports -- unless the General Assembly starts mapping a new route to ensure the viability of the state's infrastructure.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am
Randolph asks governor again to rebuild Cline Avenue Bridge

Randolph asks governor again to rebuild Cline Avenue Bridge

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Lonnie Randolph, D-East Chicago, pleaded with Gov. Mitch Daniels on Monday to overrule INDOT's decision to close the Cline Avenue Bridge.

August 15, 2011 4:30 pm Related
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