State Road 17 Project on Schedule

The State Road 17 resurfacing project in Marshall County is on schedule.

According to INDOT Media Relations Director Doug Moats, the project manager indicates that side street approaches will be done by the end of the day today and all main line paving in Plymouth city limits is complete.

The surface paving project south of Plymouth will resume on Monday, June 19 and will be complete by Friday, June 23.

Parking space striping will soon be done by the Plymouth Street Department.

Venue Change for Intersection Improvement Public Hearing

A public information meeting to gather comments on the proposed J-turn intersection on U.S. 31 at State Road 10 and State Road 110 in Marshall County has changed venues.

INDOT will now hold the Tuesday, June 20 meeting at the Argos Town Hall at 201 W. Walnut Street. The open house will begin at 6 p.m. with the formal presentation at 6:30 p.m. INDOT representatives will answer any questions pertaining to this proposed project.

According to INDOT, J-turn intersections enhance safety by preventing direct crossing and left turn movements. These types of intersections are generally limited to locations where the main road has four or more through lanes divided by a median. They are meant to improve the ability of traffic to cross a multilane divided highway from a crossroad, and reduce the number of traffic signal phases.

For more information, contact the La Porte District Office Customer Service Center at 1-855-464-6368.

Road Work on State Road 331 to Begin Monday

Chip seal work will close a section of State Road 331 between Bourbon and State Road 25 in Marshall County beginning on Monday.

Chip sealing helps preserve the existing road surface by protecting it from moisture, ultraviolet degradation, and other damaging exposures.

INDOT officials say the work will continue through Friday, June 16, but that timeline may adjust due to weather.

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Public Information Meeting Set for Proposed Intersection Improvement

Indiana Department of Transportation officials will hold a public information meeting on the proposed J-turn intersection on U.S. 31 at State Road 10 and State Road 110 in Marshall County.

According to INDOT, J-turn intersections enhance safety by preventing direct crossing and left turn movements. These types of intersections are generally limited to locations where the main road has four or more through lanes divided by a median. They are meant to improve the ability of traffic to cross a multilane divided highway from a crossroad, and reduce the number of traffic signal phases.

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Marshall County Officials Set to Attend INDOT Meeting

Officials from the Indiana Department of Transportation will hold a meeting at the La Porte District office to inform city, town and county officials about how to utilize the Community Crossings Local Road and Bridge Matching Grant Fund. More specific information will be given about projects eligible for funding, how to submit projects for matching funds, deadlines for project submissions, timelines for distributing funds and development of an asset manager plan.

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Milling and Paving Project to Impact Michigan Road in Plymouth

Traffic on Michigan Street in Plymouth will slow as road crews from Walsh and Kelly, Inc. will mill and pave the road for two weeks beginning Monday, May 22.

According to Doug Moats from the Indiana Department of Transportation, crews are finishing ADA sidewalk ramps and will start the road paving project on Monday. The project will begin on 7C Road and work south on Michigan Street.

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Bourbon Town Council to Attend Community Crossings Meeting

Members of the Bourbon Town Council will make an effort to attend informational meetings concerning the Community Crossings Grant on Wednesday, May 31.

The meeting conducted by staff members from INDOT’s LaPorte District office will release information about what projects are eligible for grant funding, how to submit projects for matching funds, deadlines for project submissions, timelines for distributing funds and development of an asset manager plan.

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Be Aware of Construction Workers in Work Zones

April marks the beginning of the highway construction season. The Indiana Department of Transportation urges motorists to slow down in construction zones.

This will be a busy road construction season. INDOT will oversee more than 300 construction contracts totaling more than $1 billion in capital investment. Pavement resurfacing will encompass 3,047 miles. Work will focus on improving traffic mobility and safety. Dozens of interchanges and intersections will be improved across the state. INDOT and its contractors will also rehabilitate or construct 486 bridges and small structures.

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INDOT Cautions Motorists as Winter Weather Moves In

INDOT-logo-150x131Indiana Department of Transportation officials are keeping a close eye on the weather so they can respond appropriately to the wintry precipitation mix moving across the state.

Rain, freezing rain, snow and ice are all expected, and a few degrees variance in temperatures can make a big difference. INDOT maintenance supervisors will continue to monitor developing conditions and reports from law enforcement and the public as well as local forecasts so they can respond accordingly. Continue reading

INDOT Readies for Winter

snow-plowThis is Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana.

The Indiana Department of Transportation started preparing for the upcoming winter season soon after the last of the snow and ice melted last spring. INDOT officials say their top winter priority is removing snow and preventing ice on more than 11,000 miles of interstates, U.S. highways and state routes. Continue reading