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Army Corps grant to fund $1M in sewer relining

VALPARAISO | The third and final phase of the Green Acres flood relief project is going to get completed a lot sooner than expected thanks to a million-dollar grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo utilities panel OKs design contract for sewer plant

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board approved two contracts Tuesday totaling more than $300,000 for improvements to the sewage treatment plant and replacing a sanitary sewer main on U.S. 30.

August 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Study shows roundabout best option at Silhavy/LaPorte

VALPARAISO | A study by DLZ confirmed the best solution for improving traffic flow at the Silhavy Road/LaPorte Avenue intersection is a two-lane roundabout similar to the one operating at the Calumet Avenue, Vale Park Road and Roosevelt Road intersection.

August 07, 2014 3:21 pm

Plan to improve 109th Avenue nearing completion

WINFIELD | It has taken more than 2.5 years, but the communities along 109th Avenue should soon learn what needs to be done to make the road a safer, more attractive and pedestrian-friendly road.

July 04, 2014 10:00 pm

Portage downtown project could be expanded

PORTAGE | Plans for redevelopment of the city's downtown took a bit of a turn Thursday.

June 26, 2014 6:18 pm

Winfield gets only 1 proposal for downtown master plan

WINFIELD | The town can hold off on naming the members of the committee to select the consultant for a master plan of the downtown that will make it pedestrian friendly.

June 24, 2014 9:04 pm

Signals, signs at 20 Valpo intersection to be improved

VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission approved funding Wednesday for upgrading traffic signals and signage at 20 intersections, including the one at LaPorte Avenue and Harmel Drive.

February 14, 2014 5:49 pm

Funding approved for Valpo's next roundabout

VALPARAISO | The questions a lot of Valparaiso residents don't really want to know the answer to — Where's the next roundabout going to be built? — will be answered in the next couple of months.

February 12, 2014 7:30 pm

Valpo preparing for U.S. 30, Ind. 49 growth

VALPARAISO | With the expansion of Pratt Industries and the expected growth along the Ind. 49 and U.S. 30 corridors, Valparaiso's Utilities Board is expecting more sewage in the coming years.

February 12, 2014 12:00 pm

Valpo commission ponders path costs

VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission decided Wednesday on a shorter pathway on Burlington Beach Road and is seeking designs for several missing links in the city's pathway system.

August 07, 2013 8:15 pm

Valpo board OKs new culvert design contract

VALPARAISO | It's now up to DLZ to design a culvert replacement under the Rail America tracks behind the Franklin House, but Valparaiso's Utilities Board wanted to know why the original consultant did not do the job.

January 13, 2013 10:00 pm

Culvert design a problem, Valpo to try again with new consultant

VALPARAISO | The third time was not the charm when it came to designing a replacement stormwater culvert at the Franklin House, so the city's Utilities Board is expected to start over.

January 03, 2013 12:00 am

Council favors liquor license for second Mexican eatery

VALPARAISO | The opening of the second Mexican restaurant in the downtown moved another step closer to reality Monday with the council approving a full-service liquor license.

November 12, 2012 8:49 pm

Chautauqua Park flood relief project may start in early 2013

VALPARAISO | The plans are done, and the city is in the process of acquiring the land needed for the massive Chautauqua Park stormwater relief project.

October 20, 2012 9:00 pm
City takes another try at developing Founder's Square Park

City takes another try at developing Founder's Square Park

PORTAGE | The city will take a second stab at developing Founder's Square Park.

September 30, 2012 12:00 am Related

Valpo OKs contracts for Burlington Beach work

VALPARAISO | The city approved a contract with engineering consultant DLZ for the design of improvements to be made on Burlington Beach Road from Calumet Avenue to the entrance of the St. Mary health clinic east of Ind. 49.

September 17, 2012 12:00 am

Former county jail to house restaurant, home decor store

VALPARAISO | After a couple of false starts, the former Porter County Jail in downtown Valparaiso appears ready to become a restaurant and home decor center by the end of the year.

June 13, 2012 8:15 pm

Some Valpo roads not properly paved in 2011

VALPARAISO | Public Works Director Matt Evans hopes to pave or treat about 15 miles of Valparaiso roads this year, but it's some of the roads that were done in 2011 that are a bigger concern.

April 09, 2012 3:20 pm

Valpo to replace troublesome water line

VALPARAISO | A section of water main with a history of breaks will be replaced this year.

March 03, 2012 6:37 pm

Portage to update city building study

PORTAGE | The city will take another look at its municipal facilities.

January 29, 2012 12:00 am
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