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Washington Street

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 OKs facade grant for new restaurant

VALPARAISO | The city could be getting another downtown restaurant soon.

June 10, 2013 8:03 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 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

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
Valpo begins developing plan for U.S. 30 corridor

Valpo begins developing plan for U.S. 30 corridor

VALPARAISO | Negotiations are under way with Beam, Longest and Neff on developing a plan for improving the U.S. 30 corridor through Valparaiso.

August 02, 2012 6:30 pm Photos


Evans Ave. sewer, water work nearing completion

VALPARAISO | Evans Avenue between North Calumet Avenue and Washington Street should be back open to traffic by Friday.

July 26, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo's North Washington Street enjoying business rebirth

VALPARAISO | If applications for facade grants are any indication, North Washington Street is a very popular place for businesses to invest these days.

July 15, 2012 5:21 pm

Valpo Plan Commission OKs special district, TIF proposals

VALPARAISO | Plans to pay for improvements on University Drive and the U.S. 30 corridor got a boost Tuesday from the city Plan Commission.

July 13, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo to add U.S. 30, Ind. 130 to TIF district

VALPARAISO | The city is expanding its tax increment financing district to facilitate improvements to the U.S. 30 corridor and the remaining sections of Ind. 130 within the city.

June 14, 2012 7:00 pm

When the rain comes, Valpo won't run and hide

VALPARAISO | Bring on the rain!

June 10, 2012 6:15 pm

Valpo plans changes to Chicago, Jefferson streets

VALPARAISO | Having the city's Engineering Department too booked up with projects turned out to be a good thing for the plan to reconfigure Chicago and Jefferson streets.

May 13, 2012 7:05 pm

Some Valpo roads not properly paved in 2011

VALPARAISO | Public Works Director Matt Evans hopes to pave or treat about 15 miles of Valparaiso roads this year, but it's some of the roads that were done in 2011 that are a bigger concern.

April 09, 2012 3:20 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
Hebron focuses on rebuilding infrastructure

Hebron focuses on rebuilding infrastructure

HEBRON | It's all about the infrastructure in Hebron.

March 04, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo stormwater work booming this year

VALPARAISO | The city is about to launch a major offensive in Operation Thunderstruck, the war against stormwater flooding.

March 03, 2012 7:30 pm

LaPorte/Ind. 49 again Valpo's worst intersection

VALPARAISO | The names stay pretty much the same. Only the order in which they appear changes each year for Valparaiso's list of the 10 most dangerous intersections.

February 14, 2012 3:03 pm

Valpo to upgrade signals, add two more

VALPARAISO | A project to upgrade several traffic signals in the downtown area, including adding two signals, is expected to begin by April.

February 13, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo moving ahead on two new traffic signals

VALPARAISO | Traffic lights at two sites involving Ind. 49 moved forward last week.

January 14, 2012 6:00 pm
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