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Traffic And Safety Committee

Valpo seeks solution to illegal parking at library

VALPARAISO | The city's Traffic and Safety Committee decided Thursday to try the gentle reminder approach to educate drivers about not parking in the no parking area on Jefferson Street in front of the Valparaiso Public Library.

May 01, 2014 6:00 pm

Few surprises on Valpo's bad intersection list

VALPARAISO | The annual list of the the 10 intersections with the most accidents is out, and while many names have been on the list before, several are on the city's radar for improvements.

February 07, 2014 6:45 pm Related

Traffic signal at Valpo's Harmel Drive to be fully functional

VALPARAISO | The flashing signal at LaPorte Avenue and Harmel Drive will be changed to a fully operational one during the first quarter of 2014.

November 12, 2013 5:45 pm

Turn arrow at Glendale/Calumet gets initial approval in Valpo

VALPARAISO | One month after getting a request for another turn arrow at Glendale Boulevard and North Calumet Avenue, the traffic signal has been approved by the city's Traffic and Safety Committee.

September 10, 2013 6:15 pm

Valpo tries to ease Lincolnway left turn woes

VALPARAISO | The city's Traffic and Safety Committee continues to struggle to find solutions to the "No left turn-itis" problem on Lincolnway in downtown Valparaiso.

July 11, 2013 12:00 am

Left turn signal approved for Calumet, Evans avenues

VALPARAISO | The city liked a resident's suggestion for a left-turn arrow on northbound Calumet Avenue at Evans Avenue so much it decided to install arrows on the southbound side, too.

June 16, 2013 6:30 pm

Valpo downtown favors the right, not the left — turns

VALPARAISO | With the closing of one block of Lafayette Street for much of the summer and then permanently once Central Park Plaza expands, the city is looking for new options for turning south.

June 15, 2013 7:20 pm

Valpo studying Harmel Dr. signal activation

VALPARAISO | After hearing requests from Streamwood Subdivision residents for years to activate the traffic signal at Harmel Drive and LaPorte Avenue, the city is having a study done of the proposal.

June 15, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo OKs stop signs for Ivy Tech students

VALPARAISO | Adding stop signs is not something Valparaiso takes lightly, but -- after doing a traffic study -- it was decided signs are needed on Eastport Centre Drive at the entrance to Ivy Tech.

April 14, 2013 8:32 pm

Valparaiso officials asked to return 2-way traffic to Washington Street

VALPARAISO | Traffic on Washington Street in the city's downtown has been one-way northbound since Dave Smith was a lad, but he thinks it's time for the city to consider making it a two-way street again.

April 12, 2013 11:12 pm

Valpo studying turn arrows at Calumet and Evans

VALPARAISO | Now that the city has installed left-turn lanes on North Calumet Avenue at Evans Avenue, it has a request to add turn arrows to the signals.

April 10, 2013 8:00 pm

Valpo to study signal at Chicago/Silhavy crossing

VALPARAISO | A request to add a traffic signal at Silhavy Road and Chicago Street will be one of the issues the city looks at as part of the improvements to Silhavy between LaPorte Avenue and Evans Avenue.

April 09, 2013 3:23 pm

Grant sought for 'roller coaster road' improvements

VALPARAISO | The city is seeking a $319,500 federal grant to make improvements to the section of Ransom Road known as roller coaster road.

March 12, 2013 3:06 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 committee rejects letting golf carts on roads

VALPARAISO | Don't look for golf carts to be allowed on Valparaiso city streets any time soon.

February 12, 2013 4:00 pm

Valpo begins effort to reduce street sign clutter

VALPARAISO | The city's sign crew has begun looking into the issue of sign clutter.

November 13, 2012 5:30 pm

What's the speed limit? No signs means 30 mph

VALPARAISO | A request to lower the speed limit on Lincolnway to 25 mph through the downtown led to a discussion at Tuesday's meeting of the city's Traffic and Safety Committee of whether the speed limit on all unposted roads should be 25.

August 14, 2012 3:50 pm

Valpo to stop using yield signs along Institute Street

VALPARAISO | Another batch of yield signs is disappearing from city intersections.

August 09, 2012 5:00 pm
Tree is not company for development's paving plans

Tree is not company for development's paving plans

VALPARAISO | A cottonwood tree is causing problems for environmentalists.

June 17, 2012 7:30 pm Photos


Valpo traffic panel rejects stop on Ransom Road

VALPARAISO | The city's Traffic and Safety Committee decided Tuesday the best action to take on two requests was no action.

May 09, 2012 7:15 pm
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