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[INDOT] US 50 Bypass Project Update in Jennings County
Start Date: 3/22/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 3/22/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Driving Indiana’s Economic Growth

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 22, 2013

 

US 50 Bypass Project Update: Public hearing to be held 2-3 months from now, allowing time to refine design, reduce impacts

 

In December 2012, INDOT identified Alternative 6D as the preferred alignment for the US 50 North Vernon Bypass.  Since that time, INDOT and its consultant team, led by Parsons, have been working on several efforts:

  • Completing environmental analyses and documentation;
  • Refining the alignment to reduce impacts to environmental resources and private property and to reduce construction costs; and
  • Meeting with local officials to address specific elements of the project including access within the industrial park and protection of the city’s drinking water intake.

 

INDOT anticipates publishing the Environmental Assessment document and holding the public hearing about 2-3 months from now.  At that time, INDOT will notify the community via the local media, website updates, and letters to affected property owners and all other parties on the project mailing list.

 

One of the refinements made thus far is where the bypass connects with the existing US 50 at the east end of the project.  Previously, the alignment required the reconstruction of US 50 for approximately 2,000 feet east of the Deer Creek Road intersection.  The project team has modified the alignment so that the bypass would connect to existing US 50 at or before Deer Creek Road.  This change will reduce both construction costs and impacts on several properties located at or near the intersection. 

 

Since December, INDOT has also been developing preliminary designs where the bypass crosses CR 20 W.  The project team has determined, based on input from community leaders and our engineering and environmental analyses, that a bridge should carry CR 20 W over the bypass.  This approach will maintain connectivity with downtown North Vernon for residents and businesses to the north, without compromising the operation or safety of the bypass.

 

INDOT understands that this project is important to the community and that those affected want information as soon as it is available.  INDOT is committed to building this project and to ensuring that the project’s design is in the best interest of the community, the environment, and the taxpayers of this state.  The project team will continue to provide updates through the project website (http://www.US50NorthVernon.indot.in.gov) and the local media as information is available.  As always, if members of the community have any questions, they are welcome to contact the project team as follows:

 

Dan Prevost

Public Involvement Consultant

Parsons 101 W Ohio Street, Suite 2121

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Ph: 317-616-1017

Fax: 317-616-1033

Daniel.Prevost@Parsons.com

INDOT Customer Service

Seymour District

185 Agrico Lane

Seymour, IN 47274

Ph: 1-877-305-7611

secommunications@indot.in.gov

 

Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience as work continues to deliver this important project.

 

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Greg Prince, (812) 524-3926 or gprince@indot.in.gov

                                       Will Wingfield, 317-233-4675 or wwingfield@indot.in.gov

           

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