Interstates/Highways

Bloomington panel delays vote on I-69 section

February 25, 2012
Associated Press
A southern Indiana panel has delayed until March a vote on whether to add a hotly debated section of the Interstate 69 extension into its transportation plan.
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State to motorists: You break it, you buy itRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Crash into a guardrail and chances are now higher that your insurer—or you—will get a repair bill from the Indiana Department of Transportation. INDOT has deployed a new way of tracking damage to state property at crash scenes and quickly collecting money from those responsible.
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Local trucking company shut down for safety violations

February 8, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Indianapolis-based trucking firm U & D Service Inc. was ordered to cease operations by federal authorities after being declared an “imminent hazard” to public safety.
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Congressman seeks measure targeting anti-I-69 group

February 2, 2012
Associated Press
An Indiana congressman is seeking an amendment to a federal bill that would target a Bloomington group's refusal to include part of the Evansville-to-Indianapolis Interstate 69 extension in its local transportation plan.
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Daniels, Beshear reach agreement on bridges

December 29, 2011
Associated Press
Construction on two new bridges costing $2.6 billion and spanning the Ohio River between Kentucky and Indiana could begin in late 2012, with the spans open before the end of the decade, Kentucky and Indiana officials said Thursday.
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Mayors back transit tax hike in Marion, Hamilton counties

December 13, 2011
Chris O'Malley
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard say more local transit options are needed despite the steep cost. A ballot referendum would be required so voters could consider a 0.3-percent income-tax increase to pay for a $1.3 billion project.
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New road contracts are built for speedRestricted Content

December 10, 2011
Chris O'Malley
A bidding method being used more often by the state is likely to reduce misery for motorists and merchants in the path of a highway project. Project completion time is now a major consideration in reviewing road-work bids that were traditionally evaluated almost entirely on cost.
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Indiana communities run into higher salt prices

December 4, 2011
Associated Press
Communities across Indiana could have less money to pave roads and fill potholes because of rising road salt costs.
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Rival trucking firm not interested in Celadon merger

October 24, 2011
Cory Schouten
USA Truck Inc. has turned down a meeting with Indianapolis-based trucking rival and investor Celadon Group Inc. to discuss a possible merger.
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I-69 rejection could affect bus service in Bloomington

October 23, 2011
Associated Press
Buses in Bloomington and on the Indiana University campus could lose funding starting in 2014 if local officials don't include Interstate 69 in their transportation infrastructure plans.
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Interstate 69 opponents target another section of project

October 19, 2011
Chris O'Malley
Indiana environmental groups file a second lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers, alleging permits for 29 miles of the I-69 project between Oakland City and Washington violate the Clean Water Act.
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Contractor gets March deadline to fix closed Ohio River bridge

October 18, 2011
Associated Press
Indiana on Tuesday awarded a $13.9 million contact to repair a closed Ohio River bridge linking southern Indiana and northern Kentucky to a Louisville-based company that promised to have the nearly 50-year-old span reopened by early March.
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Celadon proposes merger with rival USA Truck

October 11, 2011
 IBJ Staff and Bloomberg News
Indianapolis-based Celadon has become USA Truck's seventh-largest investor with a $4.7 million purchase of shares. In a regulatory filing, the truckload carrier reported its interest in combining with its rival.
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Governor: Ohio River bridge repairs to take months

September 30, 2011
Associated Press
Work to repair an ailing Ohio River bridge shut down between Kentucky and Indiana will cost about $20 million, and it will take about six months to fix and reopen the heavily traveled span.
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Monroe County board to consider adding I-69 to plan

September 8, 2011
Associated Press
Opponents of Indiana's nearly $3 billion Interstate 69 extension are urging a southern Indiana planning board to keep the highway out of its transportation plan despite the state's warning that doing so could endanger federal funding for local projects.
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Allisonville bridge closure will be abbreviatedRestricted Content

August 27, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The Indiana Department of Transportation will close the busy span over Interstate 465 for five months instead of seven.
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Green group: I-69 will drain money from other projects

August 9, 2011
Associated Press
Indiana's 142-mile extension of Interstate 69 between Indianapolis and Evansville will siphon hundreds of millions of dollars away from other road and bridge projects in coming years, according to a report from an environmental group.
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Environmental groups sue to block I-69 construction

August 2, 2011
Associated Press
Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads and the I-69 Accountability Project said the road expansion would violate federal environmental laws.
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Notorious I-69 interchange slated for big upgradeRestricted Content

July 16, 2011
Chris O'Malley
Getting onto and off of Interstate 69 at the 116th Street exit has long been a nail-biting experience, but traffic planners are about to propose reconstruction to unplug the bottleneck.
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Officials say bridge project can be changed

June 2, 2011
Associated Press
Officials who want to build two new bridges over the Ohio River and redo a downtown interchange announced Thursday that they've found ways to cut the cost of the project by more than $1 billion.
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Is INDOT bypassing public on planning?Restricted Content

May 21, 2011
Chris O'Malley
Groups that perennially press the Indiana Department of Transportation to broaden its vision of mobility beyond highways now accuse the agency of “significant ineptitude or willful disregard” in eliciting public input.
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Work begins on new U.S. 31 interchange

April 23, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The project is part of a larger effort to upgrade the road to interstate standards.
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Allisonville bridge restrictions foreshadow what's to come

March 5, 2011
 IBJ Staff
INDOT had already planned to replace the bridge as part of its “465/69 Northeast” rebuilding project. But the traffic-flow part of the plan drew the ire of some Castleton-area retailers.
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Groups file suit to stop I-69 work downstate

February 10, 2011
 IBJ Staff, Chris O'Malley
Environmental and citizens groups seek to stop construction of the 142-mile link between Evansville and Indianapolis, saying it will destroy valuable natural resources.
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Celadon sees quarterly rise in profit, revenue

January 25, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The Indianapolis-based trucking company reported revenue of $133.1 million, up 4.6 percent from the same quarter of 2009. Profit rose to $2.9 million from $1 million.
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