VALPARAISO | The rubber that famously hits the road is hitting the concrete base beneath the ValPLAYso playground equipment this weekend.
VALPARAISO | The sign at the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Roosevelt Road says it's a nature preserve and wildlife area, but lately it's mostly been home to chain saws and trucks.
VALPARAISO | Construction of ValPLAYso — The Next Generation, a.k.a. "the Big Build," begins at 8 a.m. Monday, but the site hasn't exactly been abandoned since the original playground was removed in early August.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso will open bids Friday for construction of a 450-foot section of the Evans Avenue pathway from Roosevelt Road to the Calvary Church entrance.
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.
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.
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…
VALPARAISO | The five-points roundabout project is gearing up for the final phase this week with paving and markings of the second phase.
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.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Groundbreaking for the first phase of the long-proposed The Preserves at Grand Oaks luxury apartments will be held Tuesday.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | The five-points roundabout was five years in the making and will take about five months for the building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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