Groundbreaking held in Posey Co. for reconstruction project Thursday
POSEYVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A rest stop in New Harmony closed down last week for a major improvement project.
On Thursday afternoon, leaders with the Indiana Department of Transportation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony.
The Black River Welcome Center is on eastbound I-64.
Officials say the center will be fully torn down and rebuilt with more modern amenities, but it will be about two years before its finished.
INDOT says this is apart of their 10 year plan to improve interstate rest areas and welcome centers statewide.
“Hooking all those facilities up to modernize utilities and making more modern facilities, all in the name of really upholding the reputation of the Hoosier state for sure and then providing those safe services is obviously the number one key benefit of it,” says INDOT commissioner, Michael Smith.
In total, $600 million in improvements will be made to 21 rest areas and welcome centers in Indiana by the end of the fiscal year in 2030.
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