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Public meeting about Lincoln Ave. construction

NEWBURGH, IN (WFIE) -

People interested in Phase 3 of the Lincoln Avenue Reconstruction Project are invited to an open house Thursday night in Newburgh.

It's being hosted by the Warrick County Commissioners and the Lochmueller Group.

The event runs from 6-8 p.m. in the chapel of First Christian Church at 4544 Old S.R. 261 (intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Old S. R. 261). 

There will be an introduction and presentation at 6:30 p.m.  You're asked to enter through the chapel doors along the west side of the church.

The Lochmueller Group says Phase 3 of the project will go from Bell Road to Lenn Road, approximately 1.24 miles.  

They say project maps and displays as well as preliminary construction plans will be available for the public to review.  Those attending may also ask questions and give their input about the plan.

According to the Lochmueller Group, the project is needed because of "high traffic volumes coupled with the narrow existing roadway widths, no shoulders, and insufficient sight distance decreasing the safety of the roadway."

We're told the goal of the project is to make the road safer and more serviceable by widening travel lanes, adding bike lanes and sidewalk and improving sight distance at curves and intersections.  Work is also planned to improve drainage issues.

The Lochmueller Group says the estimated construction cost for the project is $4,165,000.

Construction is scheduled to begin in November 2016 and is expected to end in the fall of 2018.

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