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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

Signals, signs at 20 Valpo intersection to be improved

VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission approved funding Wednesday for upgrading traffic signals and signage at 20 intersections, including the one at LaPorte Avenue and Harmel Drive.

February 14, 2014 5:49 pm

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

Crete kicks in to upgrade traffic signals to LEDs

CRETE | The Village Board has agreed that Crete will pay part of the cost of upgrading traffic signals and lights to a more energy-efficient bulb.

August 28, 2013 7:30 pm

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 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 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

Federal funds were money borrowed from Chinese

This was a very nice article ("Signal replacement project in Valpo," Dec. 26) about upgrading the traffic signals in downtown Valpo. However a serious error was made.

January 09, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo signal project to save money, improve traffic flow

VALPARAISO | Even stoplights blink a bright red and green, and, in the downtown area, they do it much more energy efficiently now and with battery backups.

December 26, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo looks to keep signals running in blackouts

VALPARAISO | The city is beginning the process of providing battery backup power for its traffic signals.

September 16, 2012 12:00 am

Police given authority to control signal at high school

PORTAGE | The Traffic Commission this week gave authority to the city's police department to control the traffic light at Portage High School and Airport Road when needed.

September 07, 2012 7:30 pm

Valpo getting more done for less with traffic signal modernization

VALPARAISO | The downtown signal modernization project will benefit from a federal grant for 80 percent of the cost, and bids for the project were well below estimates.

August 23, 2012 6:49 pm
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