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Commission seeking bids on Robbins Road project

PORTAGE | More than two years after it was proposed, the city's Redevelopment Commission will seek bids on a project aimed to improve traffic flow at Willowcreek and Robbins roads.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Left turn lag prompts more efficient traffic flow

You might have noticed that some of your favorite traffic signals have developed new habits in the past year or so.

March 15, 2014 4:49 pm

EDITORIAL: Turn Calumet stoplights into go lights

Traffic on Calumet Avenue in Munster, especially near the 45th Avenue choke point, with the railroad tracks there, has been sluggish for years. An overpass is necessary.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am

Senate limits rental inspections, Lake tourism oversight

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate acted on 70 legislative proposals Tuesday, the final day for senators to approve or reject plans that previously were passed by the Republican-controlled House.

March 04, 2014 2:28 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

New Chicago receiving new traffic light courtesy of federal grant

NEW CHICAGO | The town has received a green light to upgrade a traffic signal at Michigan Avenue and Huber Boulevard to make it pedestrian-friendly, officials said.

February 16, 2013 6:43 pm

Portage commission moves to improve traffic flow on Central Avenue

PORTAGE | The Traffic Commission on Thursday approved a measure aimed at improving traffic flow on Central Avenue.

February 08, 2013 6:45 pm

Portage OKs engineering work for Robbins Road extension

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission this week approved the hiring of Abonmarche of Portage to engineer the extension of Robbins Road west of Willowcreek Road.

September 27, 2012 5:15 pm

Hospital to open without U.S. 6 traffic signal

VALPARAISO | The new Porter Regional Hospital will open Saturday morning without the addition of a traffic signal at its entrance just west of Ind. 49 on U.S. 6.

August 24, 2012 6:00 pm

Valpo getting signal at crash-ridden intersection Monday

VALPARAISO | The intersection with the most wrecks for the past several years will be getting a traffic signal Monday.

April 05, 2012 4:45 pm

Willowcreek Road projects moving forward

PORTAGE | The project to improve Willowcreek Road north of Central Avenue is moving forward, and officials are hoping a second project will be done earlier to help traffic control in the area.

February 02, 2012 7:00 pm

Portage snags federal money

PORTAGE | The city has secured federal funding to pay toward two projects.

September 29, 2011 12:00 am

IDOT, rather than INDOT, earned the title IDIOT

Elaine Badnarik, of Hammond, wrote that INDOT should be changed to IDIOT (July 20). Not that INDOT doesn't necessarily deserve it, but sorry, that honor and distinction belongs to IDOT, the Illinois Department of Transportation, for reconfiguring the interchange at Torrence Avenue and Inters…

August 17, 2011 12:00 am

Crown Point will repave Indiana Avenue intersections

CROWN POINT | City officials are asking drivers to avoid two intersections, which will be under reconstruction this week.

July 02, 2011 1:30 pm

Toll Road operator nears deal for red light camera company

INDIANAPOLIS | The Macquarie Group, a co-operator of the Indiana Toll Road and Chicago Skyway, has increased its offer price to purchase Redflex, the operator of red light cameras in Chicago and several south suburbs.

March 04, 2011 12:30 pm

Council OKs traffic signal bill

CALUMET CITY | The City Council recently approved payment of a little more than $22,000 to a LaGrange, Ill.-based company that removed and repaired a traffic signal controller at State Street and Bensley Avenue that was hit by a car.

February 28, 2011 12:00 am

So you want to contest a red-light ticket -- good luck

As the not-so-proud recipient of two red-light tickets, 63-year-old Barbara Ross will be the first to tell you that receiving the $100 citations in the mail isn't particularly enjoyable.

February 02, 2011 12:00 am

Study could send the right signal to developers

VALPARAISO | To give an added boost to potential development on the west side of the Ind. 49 Bypass at Bertholet Boulevard, Valparaiso's Redevelopment Commission is having a study done of installing a traffic signal at the intersection.

December 09, 2010 12:00 am
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