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Roosevelt Road

Park Board gets preview of ValPlayso plans

VALPARAISO | Plans for the $1.2 million renovation of ValPlayso and the surrounding park will be finalized in the next week or two, but Valparaiso's Park Board received a preview of what it will look like Tuesday.

February 25, 2014 9:15 pm
5-points roundabout opens in time for Santa's sleigh

5-points roundabout opens in time for Santa's sleigh

VALPARAISO | It didn't open in time for Thanksgiving, as planned, but a few days of almost Indian summer were just what was needed to complete the final touches on the five-points roundabout Monday.

December 03, 2013 12:00 am Video Related
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Work crews install a storm sewer on Roosevelt Road last May in the first phase of the five-points roundabout project at Roosevelt, North Calumet Avenue and Vale Park Road in Valparaiso. "Expand and repair local infrastructure, including mass transit" tied for fifth place on the One Region li…

October 13, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo roundabout work entering final phase

VALPARAISO | The five-points roundabout project is gearing up for the final phase this week with paving and markings of the second phase.

September 09, 2013 5:15 pm

Residents worry about flooding from development

VALPARAISO | Sewer plans for the Preserve at Grande Oaks did not convince David and Jennifer Lawson the Valparaiso development would not make their flooding problems worse.

August 28, 2013 2:35 pm
Five-points roundabout dig unearths Valparaiso's past

Five-points roundabout dig unearths Valparaiso's past

VALPARAISO | Digging up the five-points intersection for the roundabout construction has been like a trip through the city's past. Only Indian burial mounds and maybe a dinosaur skeleton are lacking so far.

August 17, 2013 7:15 pm

Valpo utilities move on stormwater, waterline projects

VALPARAISO | With the Chautauqua Park stormwater project about 50 percent complete and the five-points roundabout about a quarter done, the city's Utilities Board is ready to embark on a couple more projects.

July 13, 2013 12:00 am

Grand Oaks apartments to sprout Tuesday

VALPARAISO | Groundbreaking for the first phase of the long-proposed The Preserves at Grand Oaks luxury apartments will be held Tuesday.

June 08, 2013 12:00 am

Five-points roundabout work uncovers bad soil

VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission will be asked next week to chip in about $5,200 to cover the city's share of replacing poor soil found beneath Roosevelt Road.

June 06, 2013 6:45 pm

Valpo board unhappy about paying for sidewalk

VALPARAISO | A proposed sidewalk to provide public access to view the Thorgren Basin detention pond on Roosevelt Road brought questions from the city's Utilities Board as to who should pay for sidewalks.

May 20, 2013 12:00 am
5-points roundabout construction starts Monday

5-points roundabout construction starts Monday

VALPARAISO | The five-points roundabout was five years in the making and will take about five months for the building.

May 11, 2013 7:30 pm

Five-points roundabout gets pans and praise

VALPARAISO | About 15 people attended Wednesday's meeting on the five-points roundabout with objections from only a couple of residents about it causing difficulty making left turns into businesses without the traffic signals creating breaks.

April 03, 2013 8:50 pm

Meeting to answer questions about five-points project

VALPARAISO | Construction of a five-legged, two-lane roundabout is expected to start later this month, and Valparaiso is holding a meeting Wednesday night at the Valparaiso YMCA to explain how it will be done.

April 02, 2013 5:00 pm

Valpo opens bids for critical culvert replacement

VALPARAISO | A vital element to both the five-points roundabout project and the drainage improvements for the Hawthorn Subdivision should be under construction by mid-April.

March 28, 2013 7:00 pm

Web page to update drivers on five-points roundabout

VALPARAISO | With construction of the five-points roundabout expected to begin soon, the city set up a Web page to help people deal with the schedule and road closings. There's even a video on how to drive in a  two-lane roundabout.

March 23, 2013 8:45 pm

Valpo commission approves funding for five-points project

VALPARAISO | The final numbers could get some tweaking, but the city's Redevelopment Commission approved funding Wednesday to cover the local share and the construction management contract for the five-points roundabout project.

March 20, 2013 8:20 pm

Valpo to look at buying Lake Michigan water

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board should be ready by July to make a recommendation whether the water supply should continue to come from the ground or from Lake Michigan via another supplier.

March 12, 2013 8:45 pm

Bids opened for latest Valpo roundabout

VALPARAISO | Bids were opened from three companies and a contract could be awarded soon for the construction of the five-points roundabout at North Calumet Avenue, Roosevelt Road and Vale Park Road.

March 11, 2013 7:15 pm

Report: LaPorte/Ind. 49 is Valpo's worst intersection

VALPARAISO | The locations of Valparaiso's worst intersections for crashes doesn't change much from year to year, just the ranking, but city Engineering Director Tim Burkman hopes to see some change in four on U.S. 30.

February 17, 2013 10:26 pm

Valpo OKs final fire service contract with Center Twp.

VALPARAISO | The city and Center Township have signed what is expected to be the final contract for the city to provide fire service to the entire township.

February 14, 2013 12:25 pm
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