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By Dustin Grove (, Click here to follow Dustin on Twitter | By Dustin Grove (, Click here to follow Dustin on Twitter | August 30, 2011
Ever wonder why gas prices on the Indiana Toll Road are - in some cases - much higher than other stations nearby? On Tuesday someone wrote a letter to the editor in the South Bend Tribune asking about it, so our Fact Finder team did some digging and here's what we learned: The state says it's because of a contract negotiated years ago between the state and some of the service plazas. This, this by the way, happened before the lease of the Toll Road in 2006. This contract lets those gas stations charge up to 20 percent more than the average of three nearby stations off the Toll Road.
WSBT-TV Report | August 6, 2013
One west-bound lane of the Indiana Toll Road remains closed this morning following a crash involving a car and a semi.   It happened just before 4 at the 68 mile marker - That's just four miles west of the US 31 exit.   We're told the semi hit the car as it attempted to pass, pushing the car into a ditch. No one was injured. The westbound lane will be closed until at least 10:40 but we are told traffic is moving in that area. Here is the news release from Indiana State Police: St. Joseph County - The Indiana State Police responded to a crash on the Indiana Toll Road at 3:55 a.m. this morning.
WSBT-TV Report | August 14, 2013
A semi truck driver was seriously hurt when he flipped his rig early Wednesday on the Indiana Toll Road. The crash happened just after 7 a.m. at mile marker 49 near LaPorte. The ramps there were closed for several hours. WSBT has learned the driver of the semi was 40-year-old Sanchez Barcenas of Chicago. Barcenas was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend. It appears his condition is no longer life threatening. Witnesses say Barcenas was going too fast on the eastbound entrance ramp when the truck and trailer flipped onto its side.
SBT24/7 News Report | February 4, 2010
A high-speed chase that continued for miles along the Indiana Toll Road ended in the arrests of four people early Thursday.The chase began near Cline Avenue in Gary about 2 a.m. EST, when the vehicle was first seen veering into a barrier.But the driver refused to stop, and the chase didn’t end until the vehicle was in LaPorte County, Indiana State Police at the Toll Road saidThe trooper who followed the eastbound vehicle reported speeds of up to...
By Chad Damp ( | November 17, 2010
For nearly a century, U.S. 31 has been the main highway between South Bend and Indianapolis. But heavy congestion and countless accidents have created the need for a major upgrade. Two years ago, INDOT broke ground on a new 20-mile corridor between South Bend and Plymouth. The project has been in the works for nearly two decades. A concentrated effort to improve one of the state’s oldest and most traveled highways, US 31. But if history is any indication, as the new road moves toward completion, it could take the future of the cities along the current highway in an unwanted direction.
By Denise Bohn ( | WSBT-TV | August 9, 2013
SOUTH BEND - Thousands of dollars, dozens of construction workers and two roundabouts later, Douglas Road north of the Notre Dame campus opened up for drivers just after noon on Friday. Crews rerouted Douglas Road further north around White Field reconnecting it State Road 933 at the Indiana Toll Road. They are still finishing up some curb work and have to do some landscaping. But that's just one of several major road projects around the university that could affect Game Day traffic.
Mike Collins | Mike's Perspective | March 21, 2012
I have been harping on this subject for so long it is hard to believe that someone in a position of authority hasn't at least done something or told me to shut up and just live with it. I am talking about the dismal condition of many of the rest stops on the Indiana Toll Road. This has gone on for years and was noticeable even before the state leased the highway to a private consortium. So for you Mitch Daniels fans, this is not about him. Last Sunday I had to drive from O'Hare airport back to South Bend at a very late hour, and there was no choice but to stop at the first location, the one around the 22-mile marker.
WSBT-TV Report | March 13, 2012
Update: A victim from the first semi accident scene at the 69 mile marker, a Good Samaritan who stopped to help, has the has been airlifted to a burn unit at a Kalamazoo hospital, where he's listed as stable, according to Indiana State Police-Toll Road officials. All Toll Road lanes are open, as of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, per Indiana State Police-Toll Road post. The westbound side has one lane open at the 69 mile marker and will remain that way until approximately 2 p.m. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- First accident at 3:54 a.m.: A 2009 Kenworth semi-tractor owned by HGC Transport from Caledon, Ontario, pulling a trailer loaded with fish was traveling westbound in the driving lane and for an unknown reason left the north side of the roadway and into the ditch.
December 20, 2012
GRANGER - The Indiana Toll Road has banned long semitrailers for 24 hours because of high winds. The highway's private operator, the Indiana Toll Road Concession Co., announced the ban would be in effect from 6 p.m. EST Thursday to 6 p.m. EST Friday for all triple-trailers and long double-trailers. The ban covers the entire length of the highway. It does not include low-profile steel haulers. The operator says winds gusting close to 50 mph were forecast to begin Thursday night and continue into Friday as rain changing over to snow It says the snow and high winds will combine to reduce visibility, with near whiteout conditions possible.
October 31, 2011
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - A 30-year-old man who survived a crash on the Indiana Toll Road that killed seven extended family members remains in critical condition, while a 36-year-old woman is still hospitalized in fair condition. A spokeswoman for Memorial Hospital in South Bend says the conditions of Manuel Chimborazo and Maria Antonia Yupa were unchanged Monday. There was no update released for 28-year-old Cayetano Quizhpe, who on Friday was in stable condition at Elkhart General Hospital.
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