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Indiana DOT awards $102 million for local transportation projects

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 25, 2014

Indiana DOT awards $102 million for local transportation projects

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is awarding local projects $102 million. Those funds are divided into $70 million for road construction projects, $17 million for bridge construction projects, $12 million for bicycle and pedestrian projects and nearly $3 million for ...

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Two workers killed in Indiana interstate construction zone

Amanda Bayhi - May 09, 2014

Two workers killed in Indiana interstate construction zone

Two highway construction workers died Friday morning in a work zone crash on Interstate 69 in Indiana, WANE reports. According to the report, the contractors were cleaning up their work zone in a southbound lane when the driver of a pickup ...

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VIDEO: First vehicles cross new Milton-Madison Bridge

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 21, 2014

VIDEO: First vehicles cross new Milton-Madison Bridge

One week after the record-breaking slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge, vehicles are now able to drive across the span connecting Milton, Ky. and Madison, Ind. across the Ohio River. The span, which opened Thursday evening, replaces a bridge that was built in ...

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Indiana Finance Authority, DOT finalize contract details for I-69 Section 5

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 18, 2014

Indiana Finance Authority, DOT finalize contract details for I-69 Section 5

Now that the Indiana Finance Authority and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) have finalized the contract with I-69 Development Partners to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the 21 new miles of I-69 Section 5. Utility relocation will take place prior ...

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Kosciusko County Turns to Liquid Calcium Chloride to Improve Road Base Stabilization

Contributed - Mar 21, 2014

Kosciusko County Turns to Liquid Calcium Chloride to Improve Road Base Stabilization

  Situation The Kosciusko (Indiana) County Highway Department undertakes improvement projects on 50 to 100 miles of roadway annually and, like many counties across the U.S., faces constant pressure to contain costs in the face of decreasing budgets. Although resources are limited, ...

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Winter storms back up Indiana roadways; Crews help southern states without power

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 13, 2014

Winter storms back up Indiana roadways; Crews help southern states without power

During the rough winter weather storms caused by the polar vortex the week after the New Year holiday, snow and ice caused cars to slide off the road, semis to get stuck and some interstates to shut down for hours. According ...

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Extreme winter weather causes massive semi, vehicle pileup (PHOTOS)

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 24, 2014

Extreme winter weather causes massive semi, vehicle pileup (PHOTOS)

Another round of extreme winter weather, including subzero temps and whiteout conditions, has hit some areas of the United States, which is being dubbed by some as “Polar Vortex Part 2.” In Northwestern Lake County, Indiana, more than two feet of ...

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Geofoam saves time, money during three projects

Contributed - Dec 06, 2013

Geofoam saves time, money during three projects

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has promoted the use of expanded polystyrene (EPS) geofoam as a lightweight embankment soil alternative for a number of years. In a 2006 report, the agency's Technical Service Team described the material as a “field-tested, budget-friendly ...

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PHOTOS: Indiana DOT Opens New Tension Fabric Building for Salt Storage

Contributed - Nov 08, 2013

PHOTOS: Indiana DOT Opens New Tension Fabric Building for Salt Storage

When the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) opened a new facility for winter de-icing operations and salt storage in Wabash, Indiana, earlier this year, it was the fourth such facility the state had commissioned and built since 2010. And as ...

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11 States with the Highest Texting-While-Driving Fines

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 28, 2013

11 States with the Highest Texting-While-Driving Fines

Most drivers probably know by now that it’s not a great idea to text while driving. But that isn’t stopping all drivers from from using phones behind the wheel. Each day, about 660,000 drivers in the U.S. use a phone or ...

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Outfitted with Cummins 5.0L V-8, Nissan Titan to be first light-duty diesel with V-8

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 23, 2013

Outfitted with Cummins 5.0L V-8, Nissan Titan to be first light-duty diesel with V-8

Nissan and Cummins announced Tuesday that the two have formed a partnership that will soon result in a turbocharged diesel option for the next-generation Titan, making the pickup the first light-duty diesel with a V-8 engine, according to our sister ...

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(VIDEO) INDOT shows trucks striking Virginia Avenue Bridge, plans to lower roadway

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 06, 2013

(VIDEO) INDOT shows trucks striking Virginia Avenue Bridge, plans to lower roadway

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has released a video showing multiple trucks striking a Virginia Avenue Bridge underpass, according to a report from NBC News. Transportation officials installed a camera at the underpass because large trucks have repeatedly hit the ...

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