Crews return to help clean up ditches along SR 261 construction - 14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro

Crews return to help clean up ditches along SR 261 construction

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14 News first reported two weeks ago that several neighbors were unhappy with construction along State Route 261. They weren't happy with crews tearing up their yards and leaving trash in the drainage ditches, but those neighbors tell us crews have returned to fix the problems.

Neighbors say crews returned last week to build up the sewer beds and stabilize the slopes of those ditches. Residents say they're happy with the new sod that make it easier for them to maintain their yards.   

"Well, they came out and graded all down, took the sides of the ditches down so they're not as steep and finally come through and put grass in. I'm very happy. It should have been done before they moved to the next project, but it's a big project and it takes time. I'm glad they jumped on it when they did," said Jeff Clark, who lives on SR 261.

Crews were working on Monday to add a rock bed to the other side of Clark's yard and that area will also be sodded.

INDOT officials say 261 will reopen in November and the project is expected to be completed by April.

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