Commissioners approve $5-million for road repairs

Updated: May. 2, 2019 at 9:34 PM CDT
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VANDERBURGH CO., IN (WFIE) - The Vanderburgh County Commissioners have approved the largest road paving and repairs list in more than fifteen years.

A total of 34-miles of county roadway will be repaired in 2019 at a cost of $4.9-million. These projects will be funded by INDOT Community Crossing funds, county highway funds, local road and street funds, and TIF dollars.

“It is a tremendously long time coming, and we are delighted to be able to do $5-million worth of paving this year,” said Vanderburgh County Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave. "That’s just patching and paving. We also have a substantial amount of road construction I think you’ll hear about in the coming weeks. "

The list of over 45 roads includes roads in Melody Hills subdivision, a project for which bids were opened at today’s meeting. In addition, West Haven subdivision, St. Joe Avenue, St. Wendell Road, Browning Road and Boonville New Harmony Road will all see repairs.

“After listening to the many needs of our great citizens of Vanderburgh County through numerous road hearings, these road improvements are invaluable to the infrastructure of our community,” said Ben Shoulders, President of the Board of Commissioners.

Here is the list provided by County Engineer John Stoll:

“The approved paving list provides County residents with a good mix of needed repairs within subdivisions as well as repairs to through roads that carry higher volumes of county traffic,” said Stoll.

“This is a great day for our roads and for Vanderburgh County. We ask for the community’s patience and for motorists to be mindful of the safety of our road workers throughout this process,” said Shoulders.

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