Chesterton Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg isnít any happier than
Dunelandís motorists are about the short notice given by CSX when it blows
into town to close a grade-crossing and do track work.
At the Town Councilís meeting Monday night, Schnadenberg reported that
heís gotten some guff about the last round of closures, which went into
effect on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the 15th Street, Locust Street, and Waverly
Hereís the problem, Schnadenberg said: CSX didnít bother to notify him
about the impending closures until the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 30, well
after that dayís deadline of the Chesterton Tribune.
That was a holiday weekend, of course, the Tribune doesnít publish
on Labor Day, and so Schnadenberg couldnít have told the paper about the
closures any earlier than after the fact, on the morning of Tuesday, Sept.
23rd Street Closure
In other business, Schnadenberg is reminding motorists to avoid if they
can 23rd Street, which is closed to through-traffic this week between
Idaho Street and Dakota Street. A private contractor is installing two
sanitary sewer laterals, which will be connected to a manhole in the
middle of 23rd Street some 13 feet deep.
Neighbors will be able to access their properties, Schnadenberg
said. But through-motorists will be detoured: folks southbound on 23rd
Street will be routed through the Western Acres subdivision; folks
northbound will be routed through the Park View Place subdivision.
Meanwhile, Schnadenberg reported that the cost of road salt for the
2013-14 winter continues to go down.
The low bid came in at $48.84 per ton, which is nearly 7 percent lower
than last seasonís bid of $52.36 and 28 percent lower than the 2010
seasonís bid of $68.