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Terre Haute, Indiana
Terre Haute, Indiana
Indiana Department of Transportation
Public hearing begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday
CLINTON - The Indiana Department of Transportation announce plans to rehabilitate the State Road 163 bridge over the Wabash River, just outside of Clinton.
INDOT will hold a public hearing for the proposed project beginning at 6 p.m. and the doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 13 at the Central Elementary School Gymnasium, located at 208 South 9th Street, Clinton.
The purpose of the public hearing is to offer all interested persons an opportunity to comment on current design plans to rehabilitate the existing bridge.
The project proposes to reconstruct the existing bridge deck, increase the shoulder width, replace the railing, and replacement of riprap on the west spill slope to protect from future erosion. The project will include approximately 200 ft. of approach work on the east and west ends of the bridge and painting of the structure. The project will not require new permanent right of way.
Upon receiving public input, INDOT will present a proposed phased maintenance of traffic (MOT) plan which will allow one lane to remain open during construction by alternating eastbound and westbound traffic utilizing a temporary traffic signal at both ends of the bridge. The first phase will remove and replace the eastbound lane and the second phase the westbound. However, a long weekend closure for each phase can be expected and is required to allow the new concrete bridge deck to be poured without impacting the curing process. The exact number of days is undetermined at this time. Emergency services and school corporations will be contacted prior to the reduction and/or closure of travel lanes. Wide load vehicles will not be permitted during construction and the commercial drive and alley immediately west of the bridge will be closed during construction. Additional information will be presented as part of the public hearing.
About the hearing
Public statements for the record will be taken as part of the public hearing. All verbal statements recorded during the public hearing and all written comments submitted for a period ending two weeks after the hearing date, will be evaluated, considered and addressed. Written comments may be submitted within the comment period to: INDOT Public Hearings, IGCN Room N642, and 100 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
In accordance with the “Americans with Disabilities Act”, if you have a disability for which the INDOT needs to provide accommodations, please call the public hearings office at (317) 232-6601, by Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
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News Writer: Lucy Perry