Patching work to begin on U.S. 421, resurfacing to follow

La PORTE COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced that patching will begin Wednesday on U.S. 421 in La Porte County ahead of a planned resurfacing project.

Patching will be done in two phases. First, crews will patch the southern corridor of the project between I-94 and Ind. 2.

Then, when that work wraps up – up to two weeks, weather permitting – crews will move on to the northern portion, from I-94 to U.S. 20. Once all patching is done, the asphalt resurfacing will take place.

For the patching work, flaggers will direct one lane of traffic around where work is taking place.

Drivers in Northwest Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts at any time via the District’s social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

 

La Porte County Council to hold workshops, special meeting

La PORTE — The La Porte County Council will hold a joint workshop with the La Porte County Commissioners to discuss the Triangle Bus and the updating of the County website on June 17 at 5 p.m.

The La Porte County Council will hold a second workshop at 5:30 p.m. to discuss Criminal Rule 26, followed by a special meeting of the La Porte County Council to consider approval of an additional appropriation for the County Liability Fund.

 

Trying to save historic Amtrak station

MICHIGAN CITY – A group of community and business leaders in Michigan City has come together in hopes of saving one of the city's historic buildings.

The Amtrak train depot at 100 Washington St., was built in 1915, but the prairie-style brick structure has not served as a train depot for years, housing restaurants in recent times. The location is also significant because on May 1, 1865, Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train stopped in Michigan City.

Due to recent interest in the site for development of condominiums, the building will need to be moved. The lead developer for the project has offered to donate the building to any interested party; however, that party would be responsible for the costs of moving the structure.

Anyone interested in trying to help save the building for future use in the community, and who would you be willing to invest time and/or financial resources into moving and preserving it, is asked to contact Michigan City Chamber of Commerce President Katie Eaton at keaton@mcachamber.com to share their interest and ideas.

 

Tourism bureau info session at Hesston

HESSTON – Visit Michigan City La Porte will host its June Idea & Information Exchange on June 20 starting at 5 p.m. at the Hesston Steam Museum. The evening will include train rides, a live WIMS remote broadcast, and ice cream and appetizers from JML Catering.

Visitors should bring brochures, sales coupons, and sales flyers to put on the information table to share; as well as gifts for door prizes. Hesston Steam Museum is located at 1201 E, CR-1000N in Hesston. We love gifts for our door awards.

To attend, RSVP to Jane Daley by June 17 at (219) 872-5055 or jane@michigancitylaporte.com.

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