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Indiana Department Of Transportation

RICH JAMES: It doesn't take courage to ignore a problem

RICH JAMES: It doesn't take courage to ignore a problem

Indiana has more than $2 billion in the bank, and its roads and bridges are crumbling at an ever-increasing rate.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Indiana roads, bridges hit funding potholes

EDITORIAL: Indiana roads, bridges hit funding potholes

Indiana has a long way to go to bring its roads and bridges up to shape, the Indiana Department of Transportation says. Anyone who has driven on area roads — or who has wanted to drive on the Cline Avenue Bridge — knows this is true.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Failure to invest in infrastructure threatens economy

INDIANAPOLIS | Decades of public policy focused on reducing government spending and cutting taxes have left the United States and Indiana with a legacy of crumbling roads and bridges and no money to fix them.

October 11, 2014 12:15 pm

Pedestrian crosswalk vandals on the rise

In a little more than two months, more than 20 pedestrian crosswalk activators have been vandalized in Indiana

October 09, 2014 6:37 pm
GUEST EDITORIAL: Staring match over Hoosier State line

GUEST EDITORIAL: Staring match over Hoosier State line

As if the future wasn't confusing enough over saving the Hoosier State — the Amtrak passenger rail line that runs between Indianapolis and Chicago and includes a stop in Lafayette — last week's whistle stop tour by Amtrak's CEO showed just how messed up the situation is.

October 09, 2014 12:00 am
Tough decisions ahead on Indiana road, bridge funding

Tough decisions ahead on Indiana road, bridge funding

INDIANAPOLIS | Facing the prospect of no new money to combat an expected rise in deteriorating bridges and crumbling highways over the next decade, state transportation officials are putting the question to Hoosiers — what road conditions are you willing to pay for?

October 05, 2014 10:45 pm Related

Niemeyer wants answers about Illiana financial questions

LOWELL | State Rep. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell, said he wants to be in the loop about how much the Illiana Expressway will be subsidized by taxpayers, what tolls will cost and who pays for fire and ambulance coverage there.

October 01, 2014 6:24 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Toll Road lease was good deal for state

GUEST COMMENTARY: Toll Road lease was good deal for state

The recent announcement that the Indiana Toll Road Concession Co. was filing for bankruptcy has triggered comments that the bankruptcy was evidence that the leasing of the Indiana Toll Road was a poor decision by the state of Indiana. I disagree.

September 30, 2014 12:00 am

Public comment opens on Illiana Expressway

A 30-day public comment period has opened on the final environmental impact statement for the Illiana Expressway in advance of a final federal decision on the project.

September 29, 2014 2:37 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: INDOT gearing up for improved winter response

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: INDOT gearing up for improved winter response

Labor Day is over, and the kids are back in school. The sun comes around a little later, and the evening darkness arrives a little earlier -- all sure signs that fall is upon us. While our summer was a little unusual, I’m sure we all hope it is not an indicator of what is in store for us thi…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

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

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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

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