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Area roads recovering from difficult winter

Area roads recovering from difficult winter

Lansing Public Works employees use asphalt to patch an intersection at Oakwood and 184th avenues in Lansing. The patch follows repair work to a water main, but crews have been working nonstop to patch streets around the village following last winter's snow removal efforts. From left are Kevi…

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Area roads recovering from difficult winter

Area roads recovering from difficult winter

Lansing Public Works employees Rick McFarland, left, and John Groen spread asphalt over a street repair at the intersection of Oakwood and 184th avenues earlier this month. Crews have been working non-stop working to repair the roads around the village.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Area roads recovering from difficult winter

Area roads recovering from difficult winter

Lansing Public Works employees lay asphalt at the intersection of 184th and Oakwood avenues earlier this month following a water main repair, but crews have been busy repairing potholes throughout the village. From left are Rick McFarland, Kevin Schreiber and John Groen.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Area roads recovering from difficult winter

Area roads recovering from difficult winter

The "polar vortex" of the winter of 2013-14 created unforgettable images of a frozen Lake Michigan and mountains of ice.

August 23, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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Lansing Public Works employees patch road

Lansing Public Works employees patch road

A barricade warns of a pothole in the middle of Ridgewood St. near 184th Ave. in Lansing.

August 15, 2014 3:33 pm

Gary to pave 55 streets in wake of 'rough' winter

GARY | The city announced plans Thursday to pave 55 streets this summer on a $6.4 million contract.

July 24, 2014 6:08 pm
Chicago man filling potholes -- artfully

Chicago man filling potholes -- artfully

CHICAGO | The perfect pothole might not exist for many people — but for mosaic artist Jim Bachor, it's one with a nice oval shape. Bachor began filling those potholes a little more than a year ago, after one in front of his house became a hassle.

June 12, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Chicago man filling potholes -- artfully

Chicago man filling potholes -- artfully

Mosaic artist Jim Bachor looks at his latest finished art project on a street near downtown Chicago. Bachor has filled seven potholes around the city and marks each one with a mosaic piece. 

June 12, 2014 1:00 pm
Chicago man filling potholes -- artfully

Chicago man filling potholes -- artfully

Mosaic artist Jim Bachor scrapes away cement to show a finished art piece in a filled pothole on a street in Chicago. Bachor has filled seven potholes around the city and marks each one with a mosaic piece. 

June 12, 2014 1:00 pm
Chicago man filling potholes -- artfully

Chicago man filling potholes -- artfully

Chicago mosaic artist Jim Bachor works in his basement placing tiles on his next mosaic art piece that reads "POTHOLES." Bachor has filled a few potholes around the city and marks each one with a mosaic piece.

June 12, 2014 1:00 pm
Portage OKs $3.5 million bond issue to fix streets

Portage OKs $3.5 million bond issue to fix streets

A road construction barrel warns of a large hole on Monnier Street at Mulberry Avenue in Portage. The city has issued a $3.5 milllion bond to fund road repairs.

April 02, 2014 8:34 pm
Portage OKs $3.5 million bond issue to fix streets

Portage OKs $3.5 million bond issue to fix streets

A patchwork of repairs covers potholes along Airport Road south of Central Avenue in Portage. The city has issued a $3.5 milllion bond to fund road repairs.

April 02, 2014 8:34 pm
Portage OKs $3.5 million bond issue to fix streets

Portage OKs $3.5 million bond issue to fix streets

Road cones cover rough patches along Monnier Street near Stone Avenue in Portage. The city has issued a $3.5 milllion bond to fund road repairs.

April 02, 2014 8:34 pm
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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March 11, 2014 12:00 am
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
Lower temps cause slick roads, easing flooding concerns

Lower temps cause slick roads, easing flooding concerns

Lower temperatures caused black ice on some area roadways Friday morning, keeping area police busy responding to slide-off and spin-out crashes.

February 21, 2014 1:40 pm Related

INDOT, Pence map road repair plans for winter weather damage

GARY│Calling this winter “one of the most brutal in recent memory,” Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Friday announced a strategic blitz to address a record or near-record amount of potholes on state roads and highways throughout the state.

February 07, 2014 7:41 pm

Potholes in south Lake County are still unfixed

About a month ago, I wrote about the runaround and how the Lake County Highway Department didn't have the funds to fill the lousy potholes we have on U.S. 41 in Lowell and Lake Dalecarlia.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Indiana's crossroads creating cross drivers

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly said what a lot of us have been thinking for a long time. Nothing says state government is slighting this corner of Indiana quite like Cline Avenue.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am
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