Eastbound U.S. 30 was closed for about five hours Monday, after a crash that reportedly spilled rocks and paint onto the roadway. Indiana State Police say INDOT crews were repainting the fog line just west of U.S. 35.Continue reading
Hamlet’s former town marshal is questioning some of the police department’s current operations. Frank Lonigro recently told the town council that he often sees Hamlet Police patrolling U.S. 30 outside the town limits, something that wasn’t allowed when he was with the department.Continue reading
Driving almost 100 miles per hour on U.S. 30 with a loaded firearm reportedly led to the arrest of a Georgia man Sunday. LaPorte County sheriff’s deputies say that around 5:15 Sunday morning, they measured an eastbound passenger vehicle’s speed at 96 miles per hour in the 6800 block of West U.S. 30.Continue reading
While INDOT is not showing any movement toward a U.S. 30 freeway project and has no current plans to develop it, the U.S. 30 Coalition members are attempting to lobby the Governor’s Office and the legislature to get the project moving.Continue reading
A Hamlet traffic stop led to a pair of arrests, after officers say they found drugs and a loaded handgun. It happened just after 1:30 Sunday morning at U.S. 30 and County Road 600 East, according to a probable cause affidavit provided by the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office.Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Council last week revisited the possibility of adding more streetlights on Starke Street. In 2016, the town installed decorative lights on the east side of the street, across from the town hall, as the first part of a four-phase project. But additional work has been put on hold, as the town council has focused instead on Community Crossings paving projects.Continue reading
Hamlet officials now have a plan in place to guide the town’s development for the next decade. A comprehensive plan was officially adopted by the town council Wednesday.Continue reading
Hamlet’s town council president has a new housing goal. “I think that an ‘unrealistic’ goal – I kind of thought of this and just to kind of throw it out at you guys to see what you thought – is ’22 by ’22,’ and what I mean, 22 houses by 2022,” Dave Kesvormas told the rest of the council Wednesday.Continue reading
Interest in upgrading U.S. 30 to freeway standards doesn’t appear to be as high as previously thought, and that’s drawing frustration from Hamlet officials. Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation told the town council Wednesday that the Indiana Department of Transportation is looking at other projects now and doesn’t appear interested in U.S. 30.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
A North Judson man is dead, after a crash Monday morning in Kosciusko County. Officials with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department say it happened around 6:40 EDT at the intersection of U.S. 30 and 350 West. Witnesses told police that a 2015 Peterbilt semi was trying to turn left onto westbound U.S. 30, when the driver slowed down or stopped in the median. That’s when an eastbound Dodge passenger car reportedly hit the semi.
Hamlet officials hope a U.S. 30 construction project will wrap up soon. Following a spike in accidents, Town Council President Dave Kesvormas urged INDOT to address safety concerns in the work zone.
Hamlet officials are demanding answers from INDOT, after a U.S. 30 construction project has led to a spike in accidents. During Wednesday’s town council meeting, Council President Dave Kesvormas complained that the town wasn’t told about the work ahead of time. “Legally, technically, U.S. 30 goes through town because that parcel on the northeast side of 30 is our parcel, so 30 goes through,” he explained. “The state didn’t contact us, nor did the contractor, and yet, we’ve had all these series of accidents.”
The CF&E Railroad will rebuild the railroad crossing on State Road 23 just south of the intersection with U.S. 30 in Grovertown.
Work is expected to begin today and continue through Friday, Aug. 3. The road will be closed from U.S. 30 to the East Yellowstone Trail.
The official INDOT detour takes drivers on state-maintained roads. Southbound drivers on State Road 23 will be detoured west on U.S. 30, south on U.S. 35 and east on State Road 8 back to State Road 23. Northbound drivers on State Road 23 will be detoured west on State Road 8, north on U.S. 35 and east on U.S. 30 back to State Road 23.
Graphic provided by the Indiana Department of Transportation.
The paving portion of Hamlet’s Starke Street project is essentially complete. Walsh & Kelly rebuilt the road from Plymouth Street to U.S. 30, making drainage improvements in the process. During Wednesday’s town council meeting, Council President Dave Kesvormas said the street looks really good. It was also mentioned that no drainage issues were noticed the last time it rained.
Work continues on Starke Street in Hamlet. During Wednesday’s town council meeting, Council President Dave Kesvormas shared an update from project engineer Lee Nagai. “They’re hoping to be finished with the road portion of this by Friday,” Kesvormas explained. “That’s what they’re hoping for, but we may have a delay with rain. I don’t know what their deal is. But North Starke Street looks really good.” Kesvormas said he’s very happy with the paving work done by Walsh & Kelly.
Starting today, Culver residents and commuters should be prepared for an ongoing road closure on State Road 17.
The Indiana Department of Transportation announced that State Road 17 in Marshall County will be closed between State Road 8 and State Road 10 as crews perform chip sealing operations. The work will begin today and that section of road is expected to reopen by the end of the day on Friday, June 22. Continue reading