Cline Avenue Bridge
I read where a reader was asking why the Cline Avenue bridge had to be paid for by either tolls or investors (same thing). This person wanted to know why our money goes downstate and stays there.
The builder of the new Cline Avenue Bridge says construction should start in the first half of 2014 and a toll range of somewhere between $2.25 and $3.50 is contemplated for cars.
Indianapolis is the largest U.S. city not on a navigable waterway.
Remember the Cline Avenue bridge?
Indiana likes to refer to itself as the "Crossroads of America." That's true, but not in the sense the Hoosier Holy Land likes to believe.
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.
With Indiana looking at a nearly $2 billion surplus, Gov. Mike Pence has taken the right action.
Now that property for the Cline Avenue bridge has been turned over to the private developer building a toll bridge where a free bridge once stood, move swiftly to build the new bridge.
EAST CHICAGO | The former Cline Avenue bridge is now in the hands of a private company that plans to turn it into a private toll bridge, state officials announced early Tuesday.
Proponents of traditional public schools are upset about the Indiana General Assembly forgiving startup loans for charter schools — even schools that failed. They make a good point.
In recent weeks, I've been weaving around on U.S. 30, U.S. 421 and other highways. My driving would look suspicious to anyone who couldn't see I've been dodging potholes.
Bravo to Rich James for his April 10 column. James exposed the two Republican members of the Lake County Council (Eldon Strong and Republican County Chairman Dan Dernulc) for playing politics with the Local Option Income Tax.
East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland and a private toll bridge company say a new Cline Avenue Bridge is a go and could be open to cars and trucks within as little as 2.5 years.
If Lake County were a person, he’d probably be a punch-drunk fighter.
Indiana legislators seem to be racing toward handing over state tax money to the Terre Haute company that owns the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This has irony written all over it.
East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland on Thursday said construction of the new Cline Avenue Bridge could start as early as April, with state officials now concluding land swaps that will put the bridge right of way in the hands of a private company.
Nothing reinforces disparaging comments about the Hoosier Holy Land ignoring the far corners of the state quite like Senate Bill 91.
President Barack Obama spoke of building bridges during his State of the Union address Tuesday, which ought to be popular in Northwest Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago, a 1.2-mile span that once carried 35,000 vehicles a day, is being rebuilt by a private company that will charge a toll to drive it because the state of Indiana refused to spend $30 million to replace it.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's State of the State address Tuesday focused on job creation and education, two intertwined subjects. Both require significant attention.
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