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[INDOT - Southwest] Lt. Governor & Huntingburg Mayor Announce Major Project
Start Date: 6/3/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 6/3/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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Lt. Governor Ellspermann and Mayor Spinner Announce

Major INDOT Project in Huntingburg

Huntingburg, Ind. – Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann and Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner were joined by INDOT officials and other elected leaders today to announce an agreement to build a new overpass for SR 231.  The project, which will be funded using 80% state dollars and 20% local funding, is expected to improve public safety and enhance economic development opportunities. 

“This project creates a great opportunity for the City of Huntingburg to move forward to address a long-time concern, and to focus on economic development advantages,” said Lt. Gov. Ellspermann.  “Improving public safety and daily travel routes will be a welcome addition to those who travel 231 and live in Southwestern Indiana.”

Following initial assessments and discussions with INDOT, the City can now move forward with more specific planning activities to get the project officially underway.  

The Huntingburg Railroad Overpass Project will be created to move traffic more effectively through town, minimizing the impacts of nearly 30 daily trains that cross the tracks on U.S. Route 231.  “The City of Huntingburg is grateful for the commitment it has received from both the state and county in regards to this project,” said Mayor Spinner.  “First and foremost, the overpass will create a safer community for the people of Huntingburg.  No longer will residents and emergency response personnel have to worry about being stopped by a train should an emergency situation arise,” he said.  “Less time spent in vehicles at railroad crossings will also mean more time visiting local merchants and seeing all that Huntingburg has to offer.”   

“Today’s announcement of the Huntingburg Railroad Overpass Project is a great day not just for the City but for INDOT as well,” said INDOT Chief of Staff Troy Woodruff.  “Partnering with the City is critical in the continuation of infrastructure improvements which in turn allows for economic growth opportunities.”

For more information, please contact Rachel Steckler, City of Huntingburg Director of Communication and Community Development, at (812) 683-2211 or by e-mail at rsteckler@huntingburg-in.gov.

 

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Contact Information:
Name: Cher L. Elliott
Phone: (812) 895-7310
Email: celliott@indot.in.gov
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