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Indiana Department Of Transportation

Hebron takes action to prevent the obvious

HEBRON | It seemed like a fairly obvious precaution, but the Hebron Town Council had a good reason for amending its building demolition ordinance Tuesday.

September 17, 2014 4:45 pm

Portion of Ind. 2 closed for pavement treatment

A portion of Ind. 2 between U.S. 41 and the Illinois state line will be closed to traffic today through Thursday while crews treat the pavement.

September 02, 2014 6:49 pm

Valpo board takes action on pathway projects

VALPARAISO | Two city pathway projects got action from the Board of Public Works and Safety on Friday.

August 23, 2014 12:00 am

U.S. 231 closed from Ind. 2 to I-65 through Weds for repairs

U.S. 231 is closed through Wednesday from Ind. 2 to Interstate 65 for repairs, Indiana Department of Transportation representatives said.

August 18, 2014 7:06 am

Ind. 2 road work closures postponed until Wednesday

The start of a chip sealing project that will close Ind. 2 between U.S. 30 and U.S. 231 originally scheduled to begin Monday has been delayed due to weather.

August 11, 2014 12:56 pm

73rd Avenue Bridge over I-65 closed for two weeks

MERRILLVILLE | The 73rd Avenue Bridge over Interstate 65 closed Monday for two weeks of repairs and maintenance, Indiana Department of Transportation representatives said.

July 28, 2014 6:27 pm
Road salt supplies questionable for some Ill., Ind. departments

Road salt supplies questionable for some Ill., Ind. departments

CHICAGO | Nearly 200 Illinois communities are scrambling to find road salt after last winter's record frigid temperatures and snowfall depleted supplies, according to local leaders and state officials who oversee a shared procurement process.

July 28, 2014 1:51 pm Photos


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
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