Indiana wraps up chip sealing projects for 2015

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) said Friday that maintenance crews have finished all chip seal projects for the year 2015. The crews have maintained over 1,200 miles of state roads using a surface treatment designed to preserve the pavement. Throughout 2015, INDOT workers used over 17,000 tons of liquid asphalt and 86,000 tons of crushed stone for the new seal coat. Read More »

Public hearing slated for new bridge in Indiana’s Noble County

The Indiana Department of Transportation recently announced that it will hold a public hearing about a proposed bridge to take the Norfolk Southern Railroad over U.S. 6 in Brimfield, Indiana. The proposed bridge would be an estimated 100 feet west of the current bridge. The hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Albion Municipal Building, 211 E. Park Drive, in Albion, Indiana. Read More »

Indiana preparing for snow with pre-winter inspections

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) said its crews have started to conduct pre-winter inspections to prepare for snow and ice this coming winter in the Fort Wayne area. The officials expect all INDOT trucks in Fort Wayne will complete their inspections by the end of October. In addition to the inspections, plow drivers must participate in required ice and snow training every year. Read More »

U.S. 31 project a key part of Indiana's Major Moves initiative

The newly renovated interchange at Veterans Parkway/Seventh Road and U.S. 31 in Plymouth, Indiana, represents more than a meaningful collaboration between the Indiana Department of Transportation and Marshall County. The interchange also represents one of the final objectives of Indiana's Major Moves initiative, a $2.6 billion plan to improve and expand the highway infrastructure in Indiana. Read More »

Indiana beginning inspections of overhead signage structures.

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will begin inspecting the support structures for overhead signs on roads in the Lafayette, Crawfordsville, Plainfield and the Terre Haute areas next week. Collins Engineers, based in Chicago, Illinois, has been retained by INDOT to conduct the inspections on all of the state's 3,700 signage structures by the year 2021. Read More »

Cable barrier rails to be installed along Indiana's I-74

Officials from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) recently encouraged drivers to be cautious when traveling between St. Paul and Greensburg on Interstate 1-74 as crews will be installing cable barrier rails on the roadways and medians to prevent vehicles from crossing the divided highway. Experts estimate that the improvements will reduce wrecks by approximately half. Read More »

New Indiana interchange celebrated with ribbon cutting

The new Veterans Parkway/Seventh Road interchange was opened to motorists in a ceremony on Friday, with U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly, veterans, and Indiana Department of Transportation leaders attending. US 31 runs close to Indianapolis, Kokomo and South Bend, making it an important part of the Major Moves construction program. The new projects are meant to heighten safety. Read More »

Indiana's Lt. Gov. attends groundbreaking for Boonville Bypass

Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann joined Warrick County Commissioner Marlin Weisheit, Boonville Mayor Pam Hendrickson and representatives from Alcoa and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to break ground on the Boonville Bypass project this week in Warrick County. “I am thrilled to help celebrate the start of this long-anticipated project,” Ellspermann said. Read More »

Indiana adding travel-time data to four highway message signs

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) said on Wednesday that travel-time information will be posted on four dynamic message signs (DMS) along major highways. “The travel times display both distance and times to travel to allow motorists to make informed decisions on the route that they are traveling,” Corridor Operations  Managing Engineer Ed Cox said. Read More »