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Distracted Driving Law to start on July 1

On July 1, 2020, a new law will take effect in Indiana that prohibits the operator of a motor vehicle from holding or operating cell phones or other similar electronic devices while the vehicle is in motion. The new law states that “a person may not hold or use a telecommunications device while operating a [...]

2020-05-28T14:29:25+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Homepage News, News|

Enabling Highways And Bridges To Prevent Their Own Damage

Roads always seem to need repairs. Luna Lu is giving concrete the ability to "talk" and even heal itself. Her lab at Purdue University is developing technology that would allow concrete-paved bridges and highways to reveal more accurately when they need repairs and to come equipped with materials that respond to potential damage. More than [...]

2020-05-28T14:27:33+00:00May 20th, 2020|Homepage News, News|

Bridge overlay work continues on U.S. 150 through mid-June

Work continues on a U.S. 150 bridge over the Wabash River near Terre Haute. Currently construction of a bridge overlay is underway on one 10-foot-wide lane for eastbound traffic, expected to last through May 31, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation. When completed, the westbound 10-foot-wide lane will be restricted from June 1 through [...]

2020-05-28T14:25:43+00:00May 20th, 2020|Homepage News, News|

Several area roads targeted for upgrades

Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Three Star Painting Inc. is scheduled to begin painting the S.R. 7 bridge over Middle Fork Creek, south of Dupont in Jefferson County next week. The project is part of a $1.7 million bridge painting contract in Jackson, Jennings and Jefferson counties. The contractor is expected to be on site [...]

2020-05-28T14:23:21+00:00May 16th, 2020|Homepage News, News|

$15M approved for I-69 bridge project

The project to build a new I-69 bridge over the Ohio River has an extra $15 million to work with. The Evansville Metropolitan Planning Organization approved the funding Thursday for preliminary engineering work. The funding was approved after a request from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to begin the work. The Indiana Department of Transportation also [...]

2020-05-28T14:21:50+00:00May 15th, 2020|Homepage News, News|

Include Road Funding in next Covid-19 Federal Relief Package

May 8, 2020 By Vicki Kitchin Among the many issues currently facing state and local government leaders is the downturn in road funding caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. As Congress negotiates future stimulus packages, they should include relief for road funding budgets to ensure that planned transportation projects move forward. The pandemic has highlighted and reinforced [...]

2020-05-12T19:54:47+00:00May 8th, 2020|Blog|

Pandemic leaves county short of funds for road projects

Elkhart County has hit the brakes on the summer road paving program while facing a roadblock in the form of an anticipated revenue shortfall stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, a detour is in the works to launch some other paving projects with funding help from a timely awarded state grant. This year's paving program [...]

2020-05-12T20:50:33+00:00May 5th, 2020|Homepage News, News|
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