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  1. It's 400 N, LaPorte Ave/St Rd 2 & US Hwy 30. 500 N, Division Rd and the entrance to the Jail are intersections, not interchanges. An interchange/exit has exit ramps. The sign coming North on 49 from Kouts/Malden hasn't been changed since 400 N was completed. It is wrong.

    I guess I don't see the big deal about the roundabouts. I was taught in driver's education about 25 years ago that a "Yield" sign means that you should yield to the traffic that is on the roadway that doesn't have to yield. It's just like an intersection that you can turn left on a solid green light (as opposed to a green arrow only). Do you turn in front of on coming traffic? Nope. What do you do? You "yield" the right of way.

    The State of Indiana would never put a roundabout actually on US Hwy 30. If nothing else they would build interchanges similar to 400 N & St Rd 49. However, that will never happen just because of the huge cost of the land/buildings they would have to take on.

    Hopefully they will add an interchange at 500 N soon. I seem to always hit the red light there now. Might as well do 600 N too since the roads are just going to get busier and busier. Pay for it now rather then in 10 years. Don't add another stoplight on 49! Too bad all the Toll Road money is spoken for.


    December 29, 2012 8:35 pm on Valpo hires consultant to design U.S. 30 improvements
  2. Wait, sorry, are you referring to the Airport and the Universities too? Then yes, but they are exempt through the entire state, not just Marion County. Which state statute are you referring to?
    November 29, 2012 11:17 pm on Lake police and fire chiefs pick Crown Point as call center location
  3. I guess I don't see the connection between having a consolidated 911 center and an increase in crime. Crime generally goes up with population or a population shift. I don't really know how I feel about the complete consolidation of the Lake County centers, but come thru with facts instead of ramblings. I also don't see what the consolidated center has to do with the number of police officers on the road. Please explain. If that were the case then why wouldn't it affect fire fighters also?
    November 29, 2012 11:09 pm on Lake police and fire chiefs pick Crown Point as call center location
  4. Several cities and towns? Speedway, Lawrence & Indianapolis. I guess if single is one, a couple is two, several would be 3.
    November 29, 2012 10:58 pm on Lake police and fire chiefs pick Crown Point as call center location
  5. Marion County has 3 dispatch centers currently, City of Speedway serves about 11,000 people, City of Lawrence which serves about 40,000 people and then DPSC which serves the rest of Marion county about 860,000 people (total population of Marion County Indiana is 911,000, give or take a few). They also have a back-up center. They have closed the rest of the dispatch centers in Marion County. There are only 495,000 people in Lake County. So it actually can work to have one center (also see Chicago and they serve a lot larger population out of one center).

    November 29, 2012 10:57 pm on Lake police and fire chiefs pick Crown Point as call center location
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