A Plymouth theft investigation led to the arrests of two people on drug-related charges Monday. Plymouth Police say that around 10:00 a.m., a vehicle was pulled over in the area of U.S. 30 and Oak Drive.
Work continues to bring new industries to the Hamlet area. During the Starke County Economic Development Foundation’s monthly report to the Hamlet Town Council Wednesday, Interim Executive Director Larry Wickert said it’s usually hard to find projects for which Starke County’s sites would be suitable.
Preliminary work is set to get underway for Hamlet’s Starke Street improvement project. Engineer Lee Nagai gave an update to the town council Wednesday. He’s been working with Starke County Surveyor Bill Crase to extend the culvert at Benninghoff Ditch. Continue reading
The Starke County Highway Department is continuing an effort to conduct traffic studies in order to collect data for a proposed U.S. 30 freeway that will travel through northern Starke County.
A coalition is putting together suggestions to present to INDOT that would include benefits to Starke County in a U.S. 30 freeway proposal between Valparaiso and Fort Wayne. In that stretch, the only way to get across U.S. 30 would be with an overpass, and the only way to get on will be at an interchange. Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Council is nearly ready to award quotes for over $200,000 in improvements to Starke Street. Plans call for the road to be rebuilt from Plymouth Street north to U.S. 30. The work will include drainage improvements and a new sidewalk along the west side of the road.
Potential upgrades to U.S. 30 will be discussed this evening by a group of local stakeholders. The Indiana Department of Transportation may consider upgrading the highway to freeway standards in the coming decade. Starke County has assembled a group of people who’d be impacted by the change, to come up with some recommendations for INDOT to consider.
As Starke County prepares to put together its wish list for the proposed upgrade of U.S. 30, one of the things it’ll be pushing for is an interchange at Hamlet. That’s what Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Charlie Weaver told the Hamlet Town Council Wednesday.
A Carmel man was arrested Thursday, after he allegedly led police on a chase through three counties on U.S. 30. Police say it began around 1:45 p.m. in Marshall County, when a patrolman tried to pull over a car near Tulip Road.
Three people were taken to hospitals Friday, after a crash on U.S. 30 and County Road 1100 East. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office says it happened just after 11:30 Friday morning.
Upgrading U.S. 30 to freeway standards would have a big impact on the Town of Hamlet. Starke County Economic Development Foundation officials say they’re working to make sure it’s positive, rather than negative.
U.S. 30 is likely to be upgraded to freeway standards in the next 10 years, so now’s the time for local residents to get together and offer their input. That’s what a consultant working with the statewide U.S. 30 Coalition told residents during an informational meeting Wednesday in Hamlet.
Plans are in the works at the state level to turn U.S. 30 into freeway within the next decade. Starke County Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Charlie Weaver says a public meeting is scheduled Wednesday, June 28 at 5 p.m. in the Oregon-Davis Junior-Senior High School Cafeteria. 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
Today is the day work begins on a bridge on U.S. 30 just west of Hamlet.
A stretch of State Road 39 in LaPorte County will be closed through mid-November. Crews will resurface the highway between U.S. 30 and U.S. 6 south of LaPorte and replace guardrails. Residents and emergency responders will have access to the highway throughout the project’s duration. Continue reading
More oversize loads are being routed through Knox as a result of road construction projects in LaPorte County. A superload is classified as a vehicle larger than 16 feet wide, 110 feet long, 15 feet tall or weighing more than 120,000 pounds, according to INDOT officials.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is improving traffic signals at several intersections along U.S. 30 and U.S. 6 in Lake and Porter Counties. A total of 11 lights will be upgraded to feature flashing yellow arrows. They allow left-turning traffic to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic and pedestrians and turn when a suitable gap is available. INDOT officials say this type of signal improves intersection efficiency by using cross-traffic gaps to allow more left turns. Continue reading
U.S. 6 is closed today in LaPorte County between State Road 39 and U.S. 421 for a culvert replacement. INDOT advises the work will take a day, weather permitting. The road should be open again tomorrow. Continue reading
Motorists who take State Road 23 through Walkerton will need to find a new route for the next few days. INDOT is closing the road between U.S. 30 and U.S. 6 to perform chip and fog sealing. The process preserves the road surface. INDOT officials stress the work is dependent on dry weather and may be delayed if conditions are not ideal. Southbound motorists can take U.S. 6 south to U.S. 35 and east to U.S. 30 to get around the closure. Northbound motorists can use the opposite route. Continue reading