A stretch of State Road 39 will officially be dedicated in memory of a fallen Pulaski County sheriff’s deputy tomorrow. Shadron K. Bassett was killed in a single-vehicle crash on State Road 39 near Pulaski County Road 300 North while responding to a call on October 7, 2005.Continue reading
A North Judson woman is dead, following a crash on State Road 39. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office says that just after 6:30 Saturday morning, it got a report of a Honda Civic submerged upside-down in a drainage ditch in the 1500 south block of the highway. When emergency responders arrived, they reportedly found Shari Lynn Zimmerman, 53, dead inside the car.Continue reading
Three people were hurt in a series of crashes on U.S. 20 in LaPorte County Tuesday afternoon. It started just after 3:20, when LaPorte County Police say a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was heading north on State Road 39, and its brakes apparently failed as it was approaching the U.S. 20 stoplight.Continue reading
Two people were arrested on suspicion of dealing meth, after a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon in LaPorte County. Sheriff’s deputies say they saw a red Dodge Charger heading west on the Toll Road commit a pair of traffic infractions.Continue reading
A single-vehicle rollover crash has claimed the life of a LaPorte resident. LaPorte County Police say it happened around 8:15 Saturday night on State Road 39 near the ramps to the Indiana Toll Road. Deputies believe a 2005 Ford SUV was heading north on State Road 39, when it left the east side of the roadway, rolled several times, became upright, and traveled back onto 39, before eventually coming to a stop.Continue reading
Crews from the Indiana Department of Transportation announce that chip sealing operations will begin today on State Road 39 from U.S. 30 to State Road 8.Continue reading
Bridge work on State Road 10 will mean reduced speed limits and lane restrictions east of North Judson starting Monday.Continue reading
Uncertainty about the future of U.S. 30 is making it hard for Hamlet to attract businesses, according to Town Council President Dave Kesvormas. During last week’s meeting, he said that local officials have been told that INDOT wants to upgrade U.S. 30 to freeway standards, but now, they’re hearing proposals for a J-turn intersection at State Road 39.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners have decided to stick with Town & Country Paving for several miles of road projects. They accepted the company’s bid for just under $1.18 million Monday, at the recommendation of Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff. “We had Town & Country last year,” Ruff said. “They done 200 South and that stretch out here by Lawton. They’re all right, so if they’ve got the low bid, why wouldn’t you go with them? It was close between them and Central Paving, but that’s why you bid it off, I guess.”Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners will continue making arrangements for summer paving work tonight. Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff is expected to discuss the county’s Community Crossings projects.Continue reading
Pulaski County and Hamlet are getting hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding for road improvements. The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced the recipients of the winter round of Community Crossings matching grants.Continue reading
A second round of bidding has resulted in some slightly lower prices for planned paving work in Pulaski County. Plans call for hot mix asphalt work on County Road 550 South west of State Road 39 and County Road 600 South from State Road 119 to Base Road. The county is applying for a Community Crossings grant, to cover 75 percent of the cost.Continue reading
A couple Pulaski County government officials will discuss the need for additional help with the county commissioners tonight. Building Inspector Doug Hoover is once again expected to request a full-time deputy.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Highway Department will have to redo the bid process for this year’s Community Crossings projects. Last month, the county commissioners awarded a $1.18 million bid to Town & Country Paving for work on County Road 550 South west of State Road 39 and County Road 600 South from State Road 119 to Base Road.Continue reading
LaPorte County Police are investigating a fatal crash on State Road 39. The crash investigation had the road closed between county roads 650 North and 800 North Thursday afternoon, according to a Facebook post from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office. It finally reopened around 6:50 p.m. Officers say more information will be released Friday.
Pulaski County has picked a paving contractor for several miles of potential road projects. The county commissioners Monday agreed to hire Town & Country Paving for hot mix asphalt work on County Road 550 South west of State Road 39 and County Road 600 South from State Road 119 to Base Road. Town & Country submitted the lowest of three bids, at just under $1.18 million.Continue reading
A couple roads in southern Pulaski County may soon be getting upgrades, as part of a potential Community Crossings project. The county received three bids for hot mix asphalt work on County Road 550 South west of State Road 39 and County Road 600 South from State Road 119 to Base Road. The total costs ranged from under $1.18 million to almost $1.33 million.
Additional sections of State Road 39 will be closed today and tomorrow. Chip and seal work will have the road closed between State Road 10 and State Road 14, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation. That stretch is already closed to through traffic, due to a bridge replacement project.
The bridge replacement project on State Road 39 just south of North Judson was delayed slightly from last week. Indiana Department of Transportation officials say that the project will begin today.
A portion of State Road 39 just south of North Judson will be closed on Wednesday July 11 and will remain closed until early October for a bridge replacement project.