The Indiana Department of Transportation has awarded almost $121 million in federal transportation funding to rural communities across the state. INDOT announced the funding recipients for a recent call for projects Wednesday.Continue reading
Pulaski County is seeking funding for the upcoming replacement of the bridge on County Road 400 East over Mill Creek. The county commissioners last week approved a commitment letter for its share of the project cost.Continue reading
Pulaski County is narrowing down the list of properties needed for an upcoming bridge replacement project. Bridge 257 on County Road 400 East over Mill Creek is set to be replaced next year.Continue reading
Pulaski County’s bridges appear to be in good shape, according to the latest inspection report. Representatives from United Consulting presented their findings to the county commissioners Monday.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council has begun making funding arrangements for an upcoming bridge replacement. The bridge on County Road 400 East over Mill Creek is set to be replaced in the next year or two, according to Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff. “We lowered the weight limit on it last year,” he told council members this month. “It needs to be replaced. Heaven forbid if something happens to that bridge, you know how much traffic’s through that area.”Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council and Commissioners are expected to make appointments to various boards and commissions tonight. Appointments to the board of zoning appeals, advisory plan commission, and Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission will be discussed during tonight’s joint council and commissioners meeting.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners may appoint a new maintenance director tonight. Jeff Johnston stepped down from the position last month to take another job elsewhere, as county officials continue debating the future of the courthouse.Continue reading
The 60-year-old bridge on Pulaski County Road 400 East over Mill Creek is set to be replaced. The county commissioners Tuesday approved contracts to allow Jeff Larrison with United Consulting to begin working on the design. “We’ve been looking at this since August of 2017,” Larrison told the commissioners. “This bridge is way up on your priority list.”Continue reading
The replacement of a bridge on Pulaski County Road 700 North over Bogus run has come in under budget. Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff told the county commissioners Monday that the final amount ended up being over $47,000 less than expected.
Bridge replacement work on County Road 25 N. in Starke County is anticipated to wrap up this week.
Three rounds of paving are anticipated in this year’s summer schedule for crews with the Starke County Highway Department.
Final preparations are underway for the replacement of the bridge on Pulaski County Road 700 North over Bogus Run. Jeff Larrison with United Consulting gave an update to the county commissioners Monday. “We’ve conducted the pre-construction meeting with JCI, the contractor that was selected, and we basically have the plan in place now for how to address the project timing-wise,” he explained. “Construction is expected to start March 1, weather-permitting.”
The Pulaski County Commissioners are moving ahead with the replacement of a bridge on County Road 700 North over Bogus Run. On Monday, the commissioners chose JCI Bridge Group of LaPorte to do the work for a cost of just under $480,000.
Pulaski County is expected to complete over $1 million in road projects with money from the second round of Community Crossings grants. But Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff still hasn’t revealed which roads will be getting an upgrade. He says the work won’t be able to start until the spring, and he wants to wait until closer to that time before releasing details.
The number of structurally deficient bridges in Starke County could drop sooner than anticipated thanks to the road funding bill passed by the Indiana General Assembly. It includes money for Community Crossings projects and a three-to-one state match for counties with populations under 50,000. Continue reading
Pulaski County’s 74 bridges are in good shape, according to engineers, but the county’s looking to Community Crossings grants to keep them that way. Representatives from United Consulting discussed their latest round of bridge inspections with the county commissioners last week. 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 Starke County Highway Department is upgrading some of its bridge replacement standards. Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler says plans for the new bridge on 250 West south of Toto Road over Bogus Run include a longer guardrail. Continue reading