INDOT to Host Public Meeting

(FRENCH LICK) – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will host a public hearing on Thursday, November 7th at Springs Valley Jr. / Sr. High School, 326 South Larry Bird Blvd., French Lick, IN 47432, at 6 p.m. (local time). 

The purpose of the public hearing is to offer all interested persons an opportunity to comment on preliminary design plans and environmental documentation for the proposed New Airport Road / County Road 300 South road realignment from State Road 145 to County Road 375, (the entrance to the Orange County French Lick Municipal Airport) in Orange County. 

The purpose of the project is to provide a safe roadway meeting current roadway design standards, enhancing travel to and from the French Lick Municipal Airport in Orange County.  

The purpose of the project is to provide a safe roadway meeting current roadway design standards, enhancing travel to and from the French Lick Municipal Airport in Orange County.

The current access road to the French Lick Municipal Airport, County Road 350 South and County Road 375 South, each known locally as West Airport Road, are deficient in roadway geometrics and the lane widths are inadequate.

The French Lick Municipal Airport has experienced a significant increase in air traffic due to travelers visiting nearby attractions, increasing vehicular traffic to and from the airport. 

The French Lick area has experienced significant increases in air and vehicular traffic due to economic development, the proposed road realignment and related improvements are proposed to address infrastructure needs due to overall traffic increases.  

The environmental documentation and preliminary design plans are available to view prior to the public hearing at the following locations: Melton Public Library, 8496 West College Street, French Lick, IN 47432INDOT Vincennes District Office, 3650 South U.S. 41, Vincennes, IN 47591INDOT Office of Public Involvement, Room IGCN – Room N642, 100 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Vincennes District Webpage https://www.in.gov/indot/2707.htm

INDOT is seeking public comments regarding the environmental documentation and preliminary design plans for the New Airport Road County Road 300 South road realignment project and encourages the community to attend the public hearing.

Public comments will be accepted through Friday, November 15, 2019. INDOT respectfully requests comments be submitted by this time.

Verbal statements for the public record will be accepted during a public comment session offered during the public hearing immediately following the formal presentation.  Written comments may be submitted prior to the public hearing and during the comment period to: INDOT Office of Public Involvement, attention Rickie Clark, IGCN Room N642, 100 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204, email: rclark@indot.in.gov.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and with advance notice, INDOT coordinates accommodations for persons with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids including but not limited to sign language interpretation, alternative format documents and other ADA supportive services. Should accommodation be required please contact Rickie Clark, INDOT Office of Public Involvement at 317-232-6601 or e-mail rclark@indot.in.gov.

In addition and in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, INDOT will coordinate accommodation for persons of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) requiring auxiliary aids and/or supportive services including but not limited to in-person language interpretation, alternative format documents, and other services as needed. Should accommodation be required please contact Rickie Clark, Office of Public Involvement at 317-232-6601, or email rclark@indot.in.gov

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