A portion of Starke County Road 300 East will reopen to traffic today. Work is ongoing to widen the road and rebuild the intersection with State Road 8 to improve access to the Knox Industrial Park. The project engineer advises 300 East will be open to northbound traffic only from Culver Road north to State Road 8. Culver Road will be fully open in both directions east and west of that intersection. Pacific Avenue will be fully open to the west of 300 East/Kloeckner Drive. To the east of that intersection Pacific Avenue may be closed temporarily between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Pacific Avenue will be open each afternoon and overnight. Crews are replacing the storm sewer on Pacific Avenue as part of the upgrades. That project should be done in a few weeks. The entire road construction project is slated for completion in November.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.