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5-points roundabout opens in time for Santa's sleigh

5-points roundabout opens in time for Santa's sleigh

VALPARAISO | It didn't open in time for Thanksgiving, as planned, but a few days of almost Indian summer were just what was needed to complete the final touches on the five-points roundabout Monday.

December 03, 2013 12:00 am Video Related

Valpo roundabout tree planting might be next week

VALPARAISO | The city hopes to transplant a spruce from Forest Park to the five-points roundabout at Calumet Avenue, Roosevelt Road and Vale Park Road next week with the goal of a tree-lighting and roundabout opening ceremony Nov. 24 -- just ahead of Thanksgiving.

October 24, 2013 6:00 pm
Five-points roundabout dig unearths Valparaiso's past

Five-points roundabout dig unearths Valparaiso's past

VALPARAISO | Digging up the five-points intersection for the roundabout construction has been like a trip through the city's past. Only Indian burial mounds and maybe a dinosaur skeleton are lacking so far.

August 17, 2013 7:15 pm

Porter County museum raises money for facade work

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Museum Foundation has reached one milestone in its quest to transform the former Valparaiso City Hall into the new Porter County Museum.

May 18, 2013 12:00 am

Miscalculations add $86,537 to Silhavy path project

VALPARAISO | A miscalculation of the measurements for the Silhavy Road pathway project resulted in the city paying $86,537 more to complete the project than expected.

March 17, 2013 6:30 pm
Latest renovations at Valparaiso City Hall completed

Latest renovations at Valparaiso City Hall completed

VALPARAISO | Visitors to City Hall once again can enter the building through the front door.

March 03, 2012 9:30 pm

Valparaiso reaping big savings from eco-friendly LED bulbs in streetlights, traffic signals

VALPARAISO | Switching to LED lights for its streetlights and traffic signals has been a good investment for Valparaiso.

January 21, 2012 7:30 pm

Valpo roundabout expected to open today

VALPARAISO | The roundabout at Silhavy and Vale Park roads is expected to open completely in time for the afternoon rush hour today.

December 08, 2011 6:30 pm

Most of Silhavy/Vale Park roundabout open

VALPARAISO | Three legs of the Silhavy Road/Vale Park Road roundabout opened Monday afternoon and the final leg will open by Dec. 9.

November 22, 2011 4:15 pm

Valpo park opening back on schedule

VALPARAISO | City officials breathed a collective sigh of relief Wednesday as work resumed on several projects shut down because of the operating engineers strike, including the Central Park Plaza.

June 30, 2011 8:00 pm

Valpo's Central Park project on a tight schedule

VALPARAISO | All the pieces are starting to come together, but it's still going to be a real nip-and-tuck battle with the clock to finish the new Central Park Plaza in time.

May 21, 2011 6:45 pm

Valpo board OKs pathway, garage access work

VALPARAISO | Three contracts totaling more than $200,000 were approved Thursday by Valparaiso's Board of Public Works and Safety.

April 28, 2011 11:53 am

Valpo boards keep projects moving along

VALPARAISO | Contracts and funding for the design of two projects and the construction of two more were approved this week by separate city boards.

April 15, 2011 12:00 am

NIPSCO puts park utility work on fast track

VALPARAISO | It appears Valparaiso and NIPSCO are finally on the same page and work to move the electric and gas lines from the center of the downtown park should begin in earnest Monday.

February 26, 2011 5:00 pm

Funding, contract approved for Valpo downtown park

VALPARAISO | Through a combination of removing items from the project and adding donations, Valparaiso is ready to proceed with construction of the downtown Central Park Plaza.

February 25, 2011 12:00 am

NIPSCO blasted for delaying Valpo park project

VALPARAISO | Having bids come in $140,000 above estimates and the time needed to acquire property turned out to be minor obstacles to construction of the downtown park compared to the failure of NIPSCO to move utility poles.

February 25, 2011 12:00 am
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