(SALEM) – The Indiana Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing for the proposed intersection improvement project at State Road 60 and the Salem Bypass in Washington County on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Salem City Hall at 201 East Market Street.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. to allow the public to view displays and talk with INDOT personnel prior to the hearing. A presentation about the project will begin at 6 p.m.
The hearing will provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the environmental document and other related materials for the proposed improvement project.
The preferred alternative proposes to convert the existing two-way stop intersection into a single-lane roundabout. A roundabout would enhance safety at the intersection by reducing the number and severity of collisions at this location. The project would also include pavement replacement and intersection lighting. The proposed construction is anticipated to begin in 2021.
Verbal statements will be heard during a public comment session immediately following the presentation. Written comments may be submitted prior to the public hearing and within the comment period (by Friday, Jan. 31) to INDOT Public Hearings, IGCN Room N642, 100 N. Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The environmental document and preliminary designs are available to view prior to the public hearing at the following locations:
- Salem Public Library, 212 N. Main Street, Salem, IN 47167
- INDOT Seymour District Office, 185 Agrico Lane, Seymour, IN 47274
- INDOT Office of Public Involvement, IGCN Room N642, 100 N. Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Winter Weather: In the event of inclement weather resulting in hazardous driving conditions, the public hearing will be rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at Salem City Hall.