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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
Trains, construction put Miller community in quandary

Trains, construction put Miller community in quandary

GARY | One city official calls it "horrible." Others in the Miller neighborhood refer to it as "a mess."

September 20, 2014 5:34 pm Photos

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Indianapolis Boulevard renovation moving forward

Indianapolis Boulevard renovation moving forward

WHITING | The $5.4 million renovation of Indianapolis Boulevard is proceeding as scheduled, officials said.

August 23, 2014 12:15 pm Photos

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Road restrictions planned for officer's funeral

GARY | More than 1,000 vehicles are expected in today's funeral procession for Gary police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield, who was killed in the line of duty July 6.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am

Road restrictions planned for officer's funeral

GARY | The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced several road restrictions in and around Gary on Monday to accommodate the funeral of Gary police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield.

July 12, 2014 6:38 pm
U.S. 30 opens ahead of schedule

U.S. 30 opens ahead of schedule

A 12-hour emergency closure on a 9-mile stretch of U.S. 30 that was expected to snarl traffic during the morning rush Thursday was nearly complete in just 2 1/2 hours.

July 03, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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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

Pence's $400M in extra state road funds to bypass region

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana will not directly benefit from the road funding legislation signed by Gov. Mike Pence last week in Valparaiso.

April 03, 2014 5:55 pm
Lawmakers look at new ways to fund future, existing roads

Lawmakers look at new ways to fund future, existing roads

With demand for gasoline at historic lows due to consistently high prices and greater declines ahead under a new federal requirement that cars and light trucks have double the fuel efficiency by 2025, Indiana lawmakers have begun looking at alternatives to the gasoline tax for funding constr…

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Region remains a top priority for state transportation agency

Region remains a top priority for state transportation agency

While much of what the Indiana Department of Transportation is doing for Northwest Indiana’s future is tied to the Illiana Expressway and Cline Avenue Bridge, the region still figures prominently in the agency’s plans for improving the state’s overall transportation network.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mother Nature not letting up yet

Mother Nature not letting up yet

After enduring the third snowiest meteorological winter on record, region residents hunkered down Saturday for yet another snowstorm.

March 01, 2014 7:00 pm

Town to consider improvements on 79th Avenue

MERRILLVILLE | A state project to improve an intersection in a heavy-traffic area has town leaders asking if Merrillville needs to pursue road work of its own to complement the enhancements.

October 20, 2013 8:45 pm

Lawmaker: Mileage charge could replace state gas tax

INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana lawmaker is ready to look at replacing the state gasoline tax with a per-mile charge to offset declines in gas tax revenue due to fuel-efficient vehicles.

October 16, 2013 6:15 pm Related

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Unveiling ceremony commemorates Gary's historic streetcar line

Unveiling ceremony commemorates Gary's historic streetcar line

GARY | The City of Gary and the Indiana Department of Transportation teamed up today to commemorate the city’s historic streetcar rail line with the unveiling of a historic marker at the corner of 5th Avenue and Broadway, on the very thoroughfare where streetcars used to travel during the fi…

September 25, 2013 5:55 pm Photos

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A streetcar named progress

A streetcar named progress

GARY | The city of Gary and the Indiana Department of Transportation joined together Friday to commemorate the city's historic streetcar rail line with the unveiling of a historic marker at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, where streetcars used to travel during the first half of the …

September 20, 2013 4:30 pm Photos

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Official: Bridge repair choices seem arbitrary, unfair

INDIANAPOLIS | A region state senator is questioning why Indiana seems willing to spend money on expensive bridge and road projects across the state, but wouldn't pay to replace the Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago.

September 14, 2013 11:00 pm

INDOT OKs Toll Road ramp designs

A program to replace aging Indiana Toll Road infrastructure is moving forward. The Indiana Department of Transportation has approved designs for three ramp bridges where the toll road, Borman Expressway and State Road 51 meet in Lake County.

September 11, 2013 1:15 pm

Pipe installations prompt Ind. 55 closures over three days

CROWN POINT | Three separate one-day closures of Ind. 55 in Crown Point are scheduled for this week.

July 15, 2013 12:05 am
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