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Indiana Department Of Transportation

EDITORIAL: State should fulfill promise of Cline Ave. bridge rebuild

Where, oh where is the Cline Avenue Expressway bridge?

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
And the walls came tumbling down

And the walls came tumbling down

GARY | Like the enormous T-Rex of movie fame, the 160-ton excavator tore through the house at 2331 Jackson St. on Tuesday, reducing it to rubble in about 10 minutes.

July 18, 2014 6:40 pm
What's your sign? TradeWinds can make it for you

What's your sign? TradeWinds can make it for you

HOBART | Sign, sign, everywhere a sign, and that's a good sign for the employees of the TradeWinds sign shop.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos


EDITORIAL: Use extra caution in construction zones

EDITORIAL: Use extra caution in construction zones

This being summer, it's officially road construction season. It's also time for the perennial reminder that extra caution must be exercised in work zones.

June 25, 2014 12:00 am

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

Illiana Expressway planners tap brakes

Just a few months ago, the Illiana Expressway appeared to be on a fast track to construction, but recent events have thrown some speed bumps in its way.

June 19, 2014 4:09 pm

St. John no longer short-changed on road repairs

ST. JOHN | The town council has talked about doing a major road project for several years, but, when it had only $200,000 to $250,000 a year to spend, the conversation was more of a brief chat followed by a long sigh.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am

U.S. 231 reopens with bridgework complete

The repairs on the two CSX railroad bridges over U.S. 231 are complete, and the road is open again, a spokesman for the Indiana Department of Transportation said.

June 18, 2014 11:45 am

Bridge repair closes portion of U.S. 231 until June 25

Two bridge projects are giving drivers in west Lake County the summer road construction blues, and summer doesn't even start until Saturday.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am

Winfield seeks consultant to draw pedestrian plan

WINFIELD | Winfield is still a small town but it is a busy one, which creates problems for pedestrians in its downtown.

June 16, 2014 8:35 pm
WILLIAM NANGLE: Red tape can strangle good ideas

WILLIAM NANGLE: Red tape can strangle good ideas

Northwest Indiana is awash in bureaucracy. It threatens many projects vital to the region's future.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: On track for faster train treks

Anyone who has ever been in Chesterton or Porter for any length of time understands the importance of the Porter Junction project to get trains moving faster through that bottleneck.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am

Traffic issues threatening to close U.S. 6 Walgreens

PORTAGE | Sales at the Walgreens on U.S. 6 and Willowcreek Road have continually declined to the point the store may have to close.

June 05, 2014 12:47 pm

INDOT hiring in Northwest Indiana

LAPORTE | The Indiana Department of Transportation will hold a job fair 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at its Northwest Indiana District Office, 315 E. Boyd Blvd., in LaPorte.

June 02, 2014 10:30 am
Pence sweetens on stimulus as state benefits

Pence sweetens on stimulus as state benefits

INDIANAPOLIS | When it comes to federal spending for Indiana projects, Gov. Mike Pence is discovering the view from his Statehouse desk is a lot different from his old stomping ground in the U.S. House.

June 01, 2014 6:00 pm Video Photos


GUEST COMMENTARY: NIRPC's agenda includes stifling critics

In February, I said the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission was letting the whole community down. Its historical lack of transparency and failure to engage residents in setting priorities and making decisions about taxpayer money was outrageous.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois and Indiana sign Illiana Expressway pact

Indiana and Illinois have announced the signing of a binding agreement on the Illiana Expressway, covering everything from financing to maintenance of the 47-mile expressway.

May 07, 2014 8:00 am

Cline Avenue paving work starting

Cline Avenue is now restricted to one lane in each direction between Chicago Avenue and Michigan Street/5th Avenue as preparations begin for repaving the pothole-laden road.

May 02, 2014 4:00 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: INDOT is committed to preserving our infrastructure

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: INDOT is committed to preserving our infrastructure

There’s no denying Northwest Indiana just experienced one of the worst winters we have ever seen. Snowfall was about 40 inches above the average, we had the most significant number of snow events in history, and it was the second coldest winter we've seen since 1912.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
Valpo mayor sees more big projects coming for city

Valpo mayor sees more big projects coming for city

VALPARAISO | As Valparaiso moves toward completing the long-range vision being developed under ValpoNEXT, the city still has some big plans it hopes to accomplish in the next two or three years, Mayor Jon Costas said.

April 19, 2014 10:30 pm
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