Thursday, October 23, 2014

 In this May 30, 2007 file photo, vehicles pay tolls as they enter the Indiana Toll Road near Angola, Ind.

The toll road operators recently filed for bankruptcy protection, due in part to impacts of the recession.

Tim Vandenack

Posted on Sept. 25, 2014 at 4:35 p.m.
 Cars and semis use the Indiana Toll Road by Cassopolis Street in Elkhart on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.

A court document in the recent bankruptcy filing sheds additional light on toll road operations and the bankruptcy filing.

Tim Vandenack

Posted on Sept. 23, 2014 at 8:01 p.m.
 This map shows the detour in place while Jackson Boulevard east of Main Street is closed starting Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2014.

A section of Jackson Boulevard will be closed for about 45 days between Main Street and Nibco Parkway starting Wednesday.

Tim Vandenack

Posted on Sept. 22, 2014 at 11:32 a.m.
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 A crew on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, worked on burrowing underneath Jackson Boulevard west of the Elkhart River. The work is part of the ongoing installation of a sewage holding tank under a parking lot there, which will necessitate the closure of Jackson Boulevard starting Sept. 22.
Posted on Sept. 7, 2014 at 12:27 a.m.

An underground sewage holding tank is to be installed under an Elkhart city parking lot, causing disruptions on the two adjacent streets.

 An excavator travels in a section of U.S. 20 to be widened, just west of S.R. 15, on March 23, 2014. Some local officials have touted construction of a bypass just east of this road section that would lead to the Indiana Toll Road, but a state panel in a July 9, 2014, report nixed the idea, at least in the near term.
Posted on July 16, 2014 at 3:48 p.m.

Some locals have long talked of the proposal, but the panel deemed other state projects more worthy.

 A backhoe removes debris from a house demolition at the southwest corner of Prairie and Middlebury Streets May 30, 2014. The demolition is an early sign of coming construction of the Prairie Street overpass.
Posted on June 17, 2014 at 5:50 p.m.

Demolition of several properties to make way for the structure is complete, and now preliminary work is to begin.

 Standing outside her damaged home on S.R. 120 east of Elkhart, Maria Lang talks with a Truth reporter Thursday June 12, 2014.  According to Lang about seven times a year The Lang family deals with a vehicle on their property.
Posted on June 17, 2014 at 5:31 p.m.

See video of the damage left inside the house after the most recent accident, probably the most dramatic.

 A Rieth-Riley Construction worker uses heavy machinery to break up concrete in the northbound lanes of S.R. 19 between Lusher Avenue and the railroad underpass Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The work, one of several Indiana Department of Transportation projects this construction season, is the final leg of the overall upgrade to the heavily traveled roadway. Traffic can travel in both directions, but in one lane only.
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 10:12 p.m.

The ongoing upgrades of S.R. 19 and U.S. 20 are perhaps the most visible INDOT projects, but they're not the only ones.

 In this file photo, Elkhart County Highway Department project engineer Katie Niblock talks with a reporter during a tour of the Johnson Street Bridge project. The highway department will oversee several road and bridge projects during the spring and summer of 2014.
Posted on April 11, 2014 at 7:13 p.m.

Upcoming construction by the Elkhart County Highway Department will include several road and bridge projects and a small structure removal.

 Elkhart City Engineer Mike Machlan, right, discusses the planned installation of a giant underground sewage holding tank beneath a downtown parking lot. He was at a public meeting on the project, March 19, 2014, at the Lerner Theatre, Elkhart.
Posted on March 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Popular free parking spaces will be torn up this summer as construction begins on an underground sewage tank in downtown Elkhart. Officials have identified additional spaces to offset those losses.

 Some of the worst potholes I've found are on S.R. 19, where it transitions from Bristol Street to Nappanee Street in northwest Elkhart.
Posted on March 6, 2014 at 3:54 p.m.

They're plentiful where Bristol Street transitions into Nappanee Street in northwest Elkhart. These are probably the worst in the area, if you ask me and I have video to show it.

 An Elkhart County highway crew puts new chip and seal on C.R. 37 south of S.R. 4 on Monday, Aug. 12. The Elkhart County Highway Department is exchanging surplus materials to a local company for services. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
Updated on Nov. 18, 2013 at 3:54 p.m.

The Elkhart County Highway Department plans to exchange extra supplies and equipment for services from a local contractor.

Updated on Nov. 3, 2013 at 3:42 p.m.

Sheriff's Department investigation indicates brakes may have failed on one of the vehicles.

J. Tyler Klassen
J. Tyler Klassen
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