Columbus outlines upcoming improvement projects

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COLUMBUS, Ind. – At its Monday afternoon meeting, city engineer Dave Hayward briefed the Columbus Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) policy board on the Indiana Department of Transportation’s construction letting list for city road projects. Work on Westenedge Drive is due to be let on April 3, traffic signal work at four 25th Street intersections begins on May 9, the Indiana 46 overpass project will commence on October 9, and the County Road 200S and Carr Hill Road overpass upgrades start on November 14.

CAMPO director Laura Thayer informed the board about scheduled safety improvements to be made in 2020, including new lights, gates, and cantilevers at six railroad crossings, chosen because they each accommodate over 300 cars per day. The arrangement for handling the cost of $400,000 per crossing is for INDOT to pay 90 percent and the city to pay 10 percent, but the Louisville and Indiana Railroad is picking up the local share.

Thayer also said INDOT will install backup signals at U.S. 31 and County Road 550N, State Roads 46 and 11, State Road 11 at Lindsey Street, and State Road 11 at County Road 200S.

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