Dearborn County—INDOT contractor John R. Jurgensen Company will continue patching work this week for the $20.3 million asphalt resurfacing project on I-74 in Dearborn County that began last month.Nightly lane closures begin tonight through Wednesday for patching and repair operations in both east and westbound lanes from S.R. 101 to the Ohio state line. Closures will begin at 9 p.m. each evening and will be removed by 5 a.m. the next morning.Monday, September 23 (tonight, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.):WB left lane closed between MM 164 to MM 160WB left lane closure extended from MM 160 to MM 156 (adjacent to current I-74 reconstruction project)EB left lane closure extended from MM 156 to MM 160 (adjacent to current I-74 reconstruction project)Tuesday, September 24 (9 p.m. to 5 a.m.):WB right lane closure extended from MM 160 to MM 156 (adjacent to current I-74 reconstruction project)EB right lane closure extended from MM 156 to MM 160 (adjacent to current I-74 reconstruction project)EB right lane closed between MM 160 to MM 164WB left lane closed from the Ohio state line to MM 169Wednesday, September 25:Various lane closures from S.R. 101 to Ohio state line, areas not yet patched/repaired on Monday or TuesdayThe contractor is utilizing a queue-detection system with four sensors and a portable message board to notify westbound I-74 traffic entering Indiana from Ohio of slowed or stopped traffic ahead.Travelers are urged to slow down and exercise caution in and near the work zone.Patching will be complete later this fall. Milling and paving is scheduled to begin in July 2020. All work is weather dependent.
Phillips joins Tom Landry and Jimmy Johnson as the only Texas natives to be in charge of “America’s Team.” “It’s great to have these cowboys boots back in Texas,” Phillips said during his introductory news conference in Irving, Texas. “I’m excited about it.” Wade Phillips was hired Thursday to coach the Dallas Cowboys, providing the club with an experienced replacement for Bill Parcells and someone well-versed in the 3-4 defense. Phillips, defensive coordinator at San Diego the past three seasons, has a 48-42 head coaching record over three seasons with Buffalo, two with Denver and season-ending interim stints with New Orleans and Atlanta. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Cowboys owner Jerry Jones interviewed 10 candidates before choosing the defensive-minded Phillips over supposed favorite Norv Turner, a two-time head coach who was the Cowboys’ offensive coordinator for Super Bowl titles after the 1992 and 1993 seasons. Tank pleads guilty: Chicago Bears defensive lineman Terry “Tank” Johnson pleaded guilty in Skokie, Ill., to violating probation in a 2005 gun case. Cook County Judge John Moran denied a request to lift the player’s home confinement, but said Johnson could leave his house to attend practices. Moran delayed sentencing until March 15 so that a presentencing investigation can be done. Coaching carousel: NFC champion Chicago shook up its coaching staff, releasing defensive line coach Don Johnson, who spent two seasons with the Bears after five years as an assistant at UCLA. The Bears also said assistant offensive line coach Harold Goodwin won’t return and offensive quality control coach Mike Bajakian accepted the offensive coordinator job at Central Michigan. … Leslie Frazier became the first assistant to leave Super Bowl champion Indianapolis after he accepted the job as defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings. Reid’s son tests positive for heroin: Garrett Reid, the 23-year-old son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, tested positive for heroin after he caused a traffic accident last week that left another motorist injured, police said in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.