Many WSLM listeners have contacted the radio station regarding a sign posted on State Road 60 recently that says ” Highway Closed on January 16.”Jason Tiller, INDOT Vincennes District Communication Director, explained that the sign was posted due to a CSX Railroad Crossing Repair. “I don’t have a whole lot of information on the exact location since it’s a railroad project,” said Tiller. “Based on a quick google maps search, The only rail road crossing that I see is between Mitchell and Saltillo – In Lawrence County. It’s scheduled for 4 days depending upon weather conditions.”Tiller said the reason for the signage near Salem, is because of the official detour.“INDOT isn’t allowed to route traffic from state roads onto county or city roads without prior approval from the municipality,” said Tiller. “The official detour uses state maintained roads only – in this case, it looks like SR 37, SR 337, SR 56 and SR 60 – and that’s a big detour, 48 miles.”Tiller said, now, with that said, the road is open to local traffic.“It won’t be shut down completely,” said Tiller. “People who live along this stretch or operate businesses will probably have no issues other than looking at signs. And the signs are there more as a courtesy for those traveling from Salem to Mitchell.”Tiller said it is INDOT’s responsibility to provide the official detour. If the general public chooses to use another route, they certainly have that choice.If you have any questions about the type of work or anything like that, I personally can’t answer those because INDOT doesn’t actually maintain the crossings.The railroad owns and maintains crossings and that work is scheduled based on their priority.That would be a question for CSX – although most railroad crossing repairs are pretty standard – the goal is to smooth out the crossing. CSX’s Customer service line is 1 (877) 744-7279.
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With his latest study, Australian researcher Dr Nicholas Rohde has reignited an eternal debate who is a better cricketer among two of the world’s top batsmen, Sir Don Bradman or Sachin Tendulkar.As the Griffith University researcher ranked Bradman next only to Tendulkar, Headlines Today decided to take a re-look at their cricket careers and performances in international cricket.Both Bradman and Tendulkar have remained cricket fans’ ultimate fascination leading to the endless debates comparing the two legends’ statistics and their impacts on the sport. The two thespians of cricket are also the ultimate technicians and icons who redefined the game in their respective eras.One is an Indian cricketer globally renowned for his batting abilities and widely considered as one of the greatest batsmen in cricket history and the other is an Australian remarkably known as the greatest batsman of all time with a career Test batting average of 99.94, hailed as the top-most statistical achievement in any major sport.Tendulkar is the highest run scorer in Tests as well as ODIs and record holder of the most centuries in both the formats. Bradman’s 20-year playing career records are no less than a benchmark for cricket’s future generations.Both legends, though from two completely different times, have so many similar traits that it is natural to draw comparison. Once watching Tendulkar bat on TV, Bradman suddenly called out to his wife in excitement and told her how the Indian reminded of him of his own batting.Much like Bradman, Tendulkar too is five feet six inches tall and dominates the best of bowling attacks with similar ease. Yet, the best way to truly assess Bradman and Tendulkar is the comparison amid the many factors that made up their style of play.advertisementBradman’s run-scoring speed was unimaginable when he scored a whopping 452 in only 415 minutes. Some might disagree stating that the over rates in the thirties and forties were better than today. Tendulkar on the verge of 100 international centuries is considered to be a monumental achievement. But again, Bradman made 10 Test double hundreds and two triple hundreds with a total six triple and 37 double hundreds in first-class cricket in his time.On a personal front too, Tendulkar is similar to Bradman in many ways. Unfailingly courteous, modest and comfortable with his own company, still unlike Bradman, Tendulkar has maintained his popularity with team-mates as well as opponents.But it is the impact the two have had on society and their country that defines their true value. While Bradman rose to popularity in Australia particularly during the Great Depression and instantly became a symbol of hope, Tendulkar’s heroics have lent confidence and belief that would succeed in a new age India.