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Lt. Gov. Skillman Launches INDOT Propane Vehicle Fleet

July 26, 2011
Lt. Gov. Skillman Launches INDOT Propane Vehicle Fleet

07/27/11  Lt. Governor Becky Skillman today joined Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) officials to announce that nearly 600 INDOT work trucks and cargo vans are being converted to run on cleaner-burning, domestic propane.  To be fueled at 115 INDOT sites covering the state, the propane vehicles are projected to save taxpayers more than $1...
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U.S. 31 Closed For 20-30 Minute Intervals During Bridge Construction

July 14, 2011
U.S. 31 Closed For 20-30 Minute Intervals During Bridge Construction

07/15/11 The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces all lanes of U.S. 31 will be closed for 20 to 30 minute intervals during the day on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22. Crews will be using two large cranes to lift beams over the highway to construct a new bridge for the U.S....
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U.S. 6 To Close For Road Work

June 27, 2011
U.S. 6 To Close For Road Work

06/28/11 The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will close U.S. 6 between Miami Trail and State Road 331 (S.R. 331) beginning Tuesday, June 28 for road work. During the work, eastbound traffic will be directed east on State Road 106 (S.R. 106) and north on S.R. 331, back to U.S. 6. Westbound traffic will...
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Treat Traffic Signal Outage As Four-Way Stop

June 15, 2011
Treat Traffic Signal Outage As Four-Way Stop

06/16/11 When severe weather strikes in the area, there is a chance traffic signals can lose power. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has technicians on call 24-hours per day to manage these issues.  Under Indiana law, drivers who encounter an intersection where the signal has lost power should treat the intersection as a...
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State Road 331 (Elm Road) To Close At Ireland Road

June 9, 2011
State Road 331 (Elm Road) To Close At Ireland Road

06/10/11  The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will close State Road 331 (Elm Road/Capital Avenue) near the intersection of Ireland Road beginning Monday, June 13 so crews can install a large drainage structure under the highway. During the closure, traffic will be directed on a marked, 20-mile detour. Northbound traffic will be directed west...
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Pierce Road To Close East of U.S. 31 In Lakeville

May 12, 2011
Pierce Road To Close East of U.S. 31 In Lakeville

05/13/11 The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will close Pierce Road from U.S. 31 to just east of Kenilworth Road beginning Monday, May 16. Crews will begin work to upgrade the road as part of the New U.S. 31 Project. When the new highway opens to traffic, that section of Pierce Road will become...
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INDOT Mowing Operations Set To Begin In LaPorte District

May 9, 2011
INDOT Mowing Operations Set To Begin In LaPorte District

05/10/11  The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will soon begin mowing operations along state rights-of-way in the LaPorte District. INDOT mowing operations are designed to minimize costs and risk to highway workers while maintaining the vegetation on INDOT’s roadways at a safe height for driver visibility.  Many drivers are surprised to see grass along...
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Contract Awarded For New Phase Of New U.S. 31 Project

April 11, 2011
Contract Awarded For New Phase Of New U.S. 31 Project

04/12/11 The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has awarded a Major Moves contract to construct four bridges and new road alignment between U.S. 6 and State Road 4 as part of the new U.S. 31 project between South Bend and Plymouth. Walsh & Kelly, Inc. of Griffith was awarded the $24,172,168 contract. This latest...
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Argos Declines INDOT Offer of $400,000

April 11, 2011
Argos Declines INDOT Offer of $400,000

04/12/11 Last week the Argos Town Council came to a decision concerning the offer from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).  INDOT has offered Marshall County and LaPaz monetary compensation to take responsibility over sections of US 31 that will soon be abandoned with the new 31 road project.  INDOT also wanted to relinquish...
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1st Road To Close For Work on New U.S. 31 Project

March 29, 2011
1st Road To Close For Work on New U.S. 31 Project

03/30/11 The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will close 1st Road between Maple and Lilac roads beginning Monday, April 4 as work progresses on the new U.S. 31 project. During the closure, traffic will be directed along a two-mile detour. Eastbound traffic will be directed south on Maple Road, east on 1B Road and...
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Lane Restrictions Along U.S. 20/31 in South Bend

March 23, 2011
Lane Restrictions Along U.S. 20/31 in South Bend

03/24/11 The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced lane restrictions and short-term overnight closures along the U.S. 20/31 Bypass as crews begin work to replace the Ireland Road bridge over the highway. Beginning Monday, March 14, traffic on the Bypass was restricted to one lane in each direction near the bridge so crews can...
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INDOT’s LaPorte District Crews Patching Potholes

March 4, 2011
INDOT’s LaPorte District Crews Patching Potholes

03/07/11 On February 28th the Plymouth Police Department had received a report of Credit Card Fraud that occurred at Walmart 2505 North Oak Drive in Plymouth.  The reporter states that a Walmart money card was stolen from a business in Warsaw. It was determined that the stolen card had been used in four unauthorized...
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INDOT Offers $4.9 Million for Relinquishments

February 7, 2011
INDOT Offers $4.9 Million for Relinquishments

02/08/11 The Marshall County Commissioners and County Attorney Jim Clevenger announced the negotiated terms of the proposed U.S. 31 relinquishment agreement between the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and Marshall County Monday morning during the Commissioner’s meeting. Once the new U.S. 31 Corridor is completed the portion of the current U.S. 31 from 4th...
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INDOT’s LaPorte District Prepared For Winter Storm

January 31, 2011
INDOT’s LaPorte District Prepared For Winter Storm

02/01/11 The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has its full fleet of yellow snow plows ready to hit the roads when the forecasted winter storm hits Indiana this week. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for most of the area effective Monday night through Wednesday night. There is also a...
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INDOT’s LaPorte District Ready For Winter Storm

January 11, 2011
INDOT’s LaPorte District Ready For Winter Storm

01/12/11 Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)’s LaPorte District has every available snow plow on the roads. Crews began pre-treating the roads with anti-icing materials Monday in anticipation of Tuesday’s snowfall and the expected lake-effect snow that is predicted for Wednesday. They are once again working 12-hour shifts to keep the highways clear. The LaPorte...
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INDOT’s Yellow Plow Trucks Ready for White Christmas

December 21, 2010
INDOT’s Yellow Plow Trucks Ready for White Christmas

12/22/10 Accumulated snow combined with below average temperatures will ensure that much of Indiana will remain blanketed in white this Christmas holiday.  With a chance of winter weather forecast on Christmas Eve, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) stands ready to plow and treat highways ahead of the influx of holiday travelers. “Winter weather...
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INDOT Making Progress in Areas Hardest Hit By Blowing And Drifting Snow

December 13, 2010
INDOT Making Progress in Areas Hardest Hit By Blowing And Drifting Snow

12/14/10 Plow drivers in the Indiana Department of Transportation’s LaPorte District continue to work around the clock to clear the roads of blowing and drifting snow. About 150 drivers are on the roads in 12-hour shifts and will stay on the job until the snow stops and the roads are clear. In addition to...
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INDOT Deploys 900 Yellow Plow Trucks Statewide

December 13, 2010
INDOT Deploys 900 Yellow Plow Trucks Statewide

12/13/10 The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories that will remain in effect for most of the state until midday on Monday, Dec. 13.  The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has deployed more than 900 yellow plow trucks to clear and treat all state roads, interstates and U.S. highways.  INDOT recognizes the...
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Thanksgiving Travel Holiday Begins In Indiana

November 24, 2010
Thanksgiving Travel Holiday Begins In Indiana

11/25/10  The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) reminds Hoosiers to travel safely and plan for more driving time during the busy Thanksgiving travel holiday.  AAA projects the number of Americans traveling by car for this Thanksgiving will increase 12 percent from the 2009 holiday to 39.7 million people. As the “Crossroads of America,” many...
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Plows Hit The Roads During First Winter Snow

November 8, 2010
Plows Hit The Roads During First Winter Snow

11/09/10 With the first snow falls in northern Indiana on Friday and Saturday, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) had plow and salt trucks on the roads.  “INDOT was prepared for the first snow and our trucks hit the roads Saturday morning,” said Mike McPhillips, LaPorte District Deputy Commissioner. “We’re encouraging Hoosier drivers to remember proper...
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