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Work to Begin on US 35 Bridge in Knox

by rgifford Fri, April 27 2012 18:22

A bridge re-decking construction project on U.S. 35 over the Yellow River just north of Knox will begin on Monday, April 30, and will continue for 3-4 months.  During construction, travel will be restricted to one lane at a time, which will be controlled by temporary traffic signals on both sides of the bridge. Those traffic signals will begin operating today, just prior to the beginning of construction.

INDOT Upates Status of Starke County Road Projects

by rgifford Thu, September 02 2010 23:13

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has released updates on two road projects currently underway in Starke County.  Both updates were as of August 18, 2010.

The first project is the resurfacing of State Road 10 between State Road 39 and US 35, which as of that date was about 50% complete.  Left to be done was paving of the approches, placing shoulder stone,and striping the roadway.  All work is anticipated to be completed by October 8, 2010.  This work is being done by E & B Paving at a total cost of $1,330,418.55.  During this resurfacing, there are daytime restrictions of one lane with flaggers.

The second project is the replacement of a small structure on US 35 over the Bailey Ditch, about 3.3 miles south of US 30.  This work costs $647,506.87 and is being done by Jack Isom Construction Company, with an anticipated completion date of November 5, 2010.  As of the reporting date, only about 5% of this project had been completed.  US 35 has been closed between State Road 8 and US 30 since July 26, 2010.

INDOT Updates Two Starke County projects

by rgifford Fri, August 06 2010 23:35

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has issued an update on two Starke County projects that have been underway.  As of July 21, 2010, the pipe lining project on SR 39 at three different locations is complete, and final inspection was conducted on July 15.

The small structure replacement on US 35 between State Road 8 and US 30 has just begun with the closure of US 35 and as of July 21, was only .1% complete and the road was closed as of July 26, 2010 until the middle of October.

State Road 10 Resurfacing Begins on July 30, 2010

by rgifford Wed, July 28 2010 19:07

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced that effective Friday, July 30, 2010, traffic on State Road 10 between State Road 39 and US 35 will be restricted to one lane as directed by signs and flaggers during daylight hours as State Road 10 is resurfaced.  The work is scheduled to be completed by mid-October.

US 35 to Close North of Knox beginning July 26

by rgifford Fri, July 16 2010 22:18

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced that US 35 will be closed beginning July 26, 2010 from US 30 to SR 8 on the north side of Knox.  The closure is necessary to replace a culvert over the Bailey Ditch, which work will mean a closure of US 35 until mid-October with minor lane restrictions after that until the project is completed in early November.

The work is being done by Jack Isom Construction Company of Reynolds, Indiana at a low-bid cost of $647,506.87.

INDOT Awards Bid for SR 10 Resurfacing Project

by rgifford Wed, July 14 2010 22:57

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) today awarded the bid for the resurfacing of State Road 10 from State Road 39 to US 35 to E&B Paving of Anderson, Indiana.  Their low bid of $1,330,419 came in less than the engineering estimate of $1,436,000.  This project was let on July 7 in a formal bidding process in which two other bidders also put in bids, both of which were higher than the engineering estimate.

INDOT Takes Bids on Resurfacing of SR 10 from SR 39 to US 35

by rgifford Wed, July 07 2010 21:15

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) opened bids this morning on numerous projects around the State of Indiana.  Of importance to Starke County, one of these projects was the resurfacing of SR 10 from SR 39 to US 35.  Three bids were received for this project, with the apparent low bid of $1,330,419 coming from E&B Paving from Anderson, Indiana.  Other bidders and their bids were Rieth Riley Construction ($1,458,501) and Walsh & Kelly, Inc. ($1,539,304).  The engineering estimate for this project was $1,436,000.

The bids will be reviewed by INDOT before a final award is made.  No other information is available at this time as to when this project might begin or how long the contract will provide for the completion of the work.

INDOT Schedules Bid Letting for Resurfacing of SR 10 from SR 39 to US 35

by rgifford Thu, June 10 2010 18:51

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has just released its schedule of projects for bid letting on July 7, which list includes an asphalt resurfacing on SR 10 between SR 39 and US 35 in Starke County.

INDOT Awards Bid for Small Structure Replacement on U.S. 35 Over Bailey Ditch

by rgifford Wed, June 02 2010 18:01

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) recently awarded the bid for a small structure replacement on U.S. 35, approximately 3.3 miles south of U.S. 30 over the Bailey Ditch to Jack Isom Constrution Company of Reynolds, Indiana.  The winning bid was in the amount of $647,506.87.  Construction is scheduled to be completed no later than November 5, 2010.

INDOT Takes Bids on Small Structure Replacement Over Bailey Ditch

by rgifford Wed, May 12 2010 19:04

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) took bids this morning on a Small Strucuture Replacement over the Bailey Ditch on U.S. 35, approximately 3.3 miles south of U.S. 30.  There were a total of six bids received on this project as follows:

Jack Isom Construction Company                $647,506.87

Larson-Danielson Construction                   $709,554.53

Gariup Construction Company, Inc.             $747,800.00

Tonn and Blank Construction, LLC              $759,545.37

Rieth Riley Construction                               $820,542.00

Pioneer Associates Inc.                                $937,177.82

The engineer's estimate for this project was $998,000, meaning that all six bidders bid below that estimate.

INDOT will review the bids and make a final award sometime in the next two weeks.  Construction is to be complete no later than November 5, 2010.

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"The first thing we have to do is prove we’re credible and then deliver results. We have done that. Give us a task and we’ll get the job done." Charles Weaver, Executive Director

Starke County location and logistics create opportunities:

  • A 90-minute drive to downtown Chicago
  • In the heart of Indiana, the "Crossroads of America"
  • Midway between the east coast and the Rocky Mountains
  • In the NAFTA Super Highway corridor
  • One day’s drive within one-third of the population of the United States
  • Excellent service from class-one and short line railroads

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  • Built and leased back spec buildings
  • Constructed lead track and rail spurs
  • Installed water tower, water mains, and sewer infrastructure
  • Upgraded highway interchanges
  • Continue to assemble land for development

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