A section of State Road 49 in Porter County will be closed to through traffic for the next two weeks. Starting today, the road will be closed between U.S. 20 and U.S. 12 so crews can dig up and replace a section of roadway. Continue reading
City, town and county officials are invited to a meeting later this month at the INDOT LaPorte District office to learn more about available sources of road funding.
House Enrolled Act 1002 invests hundreds of millions of dollars of new funding annually in state and local road and bridge projects across Indiana. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the bill last month. Continue reading
State Road 14 is closed to all traffic halfway between State Road 39 and U.S. 421 through the end of October for a bridge repair project. Continue reading
Motorists traveling through Wanatah on U.S. 30 will experience delays for the next several weeks. INDOT crews will remove the old asphalt at the intersection of U.S. 421 and U.S. 30 a lane at a time and replace it all with concrete. The work is part of an intersection restoration project. Continue reading
April marks the beginning of the highway construction season. The Indiana Department of Transportation urges motorists to slow down in construction zones.
This will be a busy road construction season. INDOT will oversee more than 300 construction contracts totaling more than $1 billion in capital investment. Pavement resurfacing will encompass 3,047 miles. Work will focus on improving traffic mobility and safety. Dozens of interchanges and intersections will be improved across the state. INDOT and its contractors will also rehabilitate or construct 486 bridges and small structures.
The Indiana Department of Transportation will close State Road 14 halfway between State Road 39 and U.S. 421 next week for a bridge repair project. Continue reading
Motorists traveling north on U.S. 421 through LaPorte County will need to find a new route for the next few months. The Indiana Department of Transportation is replacing the entire bridge deck over the Bailey Road railroad tracks in Wanatah, just south of U.S. 30. Continue reading
A bill that aims to better cover replacement costs for damaged state highway property has unanimously passed the Indiana House of Representatives. The measure was authored by Rolling Prairie Republican Jim Pressel. Continue reading
Students from area high schools are invited to partner with the Indiana Department of Transportation in a community outreach program. Continue reading
Motorists heading to Kentucky or Ohio will now have to pay a toll. Starting today tolling will begin on the new SR 265 Lewis and Clark Bridge, the new 1-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the improved I-65 Kennedy Bridge. Continue reading
The holiday season marks the unofficial end to this year’s road construction season. INDOT officials advise crews may continue preparation work like earth moving, demolition, clearing and bridge work as weather permits this winter. However, most large projects are on hold until spring. Continue reading
INDOT recommends residents along state and U.S. highways take advantage of the break in the weather to ready their mailboxes for winter’s next blast. Continue reading
Santa Claus will be making his way across Indiana as part of his Christmas Eve journey. He’s teaming up with INDOT to share travel tips via social media tomorrow night. Continue reading
Bitter cold overnight temperatures mean icy roads are likely today as wet and melting precipitation freezes again. Continue reading
Indiana Department of Transportation officials are keeping a close eye on the weather so they can respond appropriately to the wintry precipitation mix moving across the state.
Rain, freezing rain, snow and ice are all expected, and a few degrees variance in temperatures can make a big difference. INDOT maintenance supervisors will continue to monitor developing conditions and reports from law enforcement and the public as well as local forecasts so they can respond accordingly. Continue reading
The Knox City Council last night unanimously approved a name recommendation for 150 South. It’s the street that runs between Roosevelt Road and South Heaton Street past the Knox bus barn. The city recently used Community Crossings grant money from the state to connect the two ends. Continue reading
The Starke County Highway Department continues to make progress with bridge replacements and upgrades. The new bridge on 250 West over Bogus Run, just south of Toto Road, should be finished this week, according to county highway superintendent Rik Ritzler. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Transportation is suspending road construction during the holiday travel period, but motorists are still urged to allow extra time to reach their weekend destinations. Continue reading
This is Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana.
The Indiana Department of Transportation started preparing for the upcoming winter season soon after the last of the snow and ice melted last spring. INDOT officials say their top winter priority is removing snow and preventing ice on more than 11,000 miles of interstates, U.S. highways and state routes. Continue reading
The Winamac Town Park will see several of its dead trees replaced, thanks to the Indiana Department of Transportation. INDOT had planted trees in the Town Park, to replace ones that were removed as part of a State Road 14 reconstruction project. However, many of those trees have been unable to survive. Continue reading