VALPARAISO | The rubber that famously hits the road is hitting the concrete base beneath the ValPLAYso playground equipment this weekend.
VALPARAISO | The sign at the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Roosevelt Road says it's a nature preserve and wildlife area, but lately it's mostly been home to chain saws and trucks.
VALPARAISO | It takes a lot of tools to keep about 3,000 volunteers working at the ValPLAYso big build this week, and that's Bob Westfall's job.
VALPARAISO | A heavy morning rain shower temporarily interrupted the work by volunteers Tuesday at the big build for ValPLAYso - The Next Generation, but it didn't halt the project. Nor did intermittent showers in the afternoon.
VALPARAISO | Construction of ValPLAYso — The Next Generation, a.k.a. "the Big Build," begins at 8 a.m. Monday, but the site hasn't exactly been abandoned since the original playground was removed in early August.
VALPARAISO | As excavation begins to prepare for construction of Valplayso: the Next Generation park on Glendale Boulevard, project organizers already are working hard to get more donors and more volunteers.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso will open bids Friday for construction of a 450-foot section of the Evans Avenue pathway from Roosevelt Road to the Calvary Church entrance.
VALPARAISO | Plans for the $1.2 million renovation of ValPlayso and the surrounding park will be finalized in the next week or two, but Valparaiso's Park Board received a preview of what it will look like Tuesday.
VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board took action Tuesday to save $90,000 a year on its loan repayments and save the sewer and water customers about 1 percent on the planned rate increases for next year.
VALPARAISO | One month after getting a request for another turn arrow at Glendale Boulevard and North Calumet Avenue, the traffic signal has been approved by the city's Traffic and Safety Committee.
VALPARAISO | Sewer plans for the Preserve at Grande Oaks did not convince David and Jennifer Lawson the Valparaiso development would not make their flooding problems worse.
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.
VALPARAISO | Groundbreaking for the first phase of the long-proposed The Preserves at Grand Oaks luxury apartments will be held Tuesday.
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.
VALPARAISO | The locations of Valparaiso's worst intersections for crashes doesn't change much from year to year, just the ranking, but city Engineering Director Tim Burkman hopes to see some change in four on U.S. 30.
VALPARAISO | In the category of "every little bit helps," the city officially added 5.66 miles of roads to its inventory for state certification in order to qualify for additional state highway money.
VALPARAISO | The fate of the giant cottonwood at the entrance to the Glen Glade condominiums again is up for discussion by the home owners association.
VALPARAISO | The extension of Sturdy Road north of Glendale Boulevard is still a "sometime in the future" project, but a connection to the segment of Sturdy north of Glendale should be ready in a week or so.
VALPARAISO | Get ready for construction of the next big roundabout project in the city.
VALPARAISO | One of the last major vacant properties in Valparaiso is the subject of a study to determine the best way to deal with drainage issues so it could be developed.
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