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INDOT Approves Multi-Million Dollar Contract To Resurface State Road 257
Updated August 17, 2015 1:39 PM | Filed under: Transportation
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(WASHINGTON) - The Indiana Department of Transportation has approved a multi-million dollar contract to resurface State Road 257.

The Washington Times Herald is reported that state officials have awarded a $7.8 million contract to J.H. Rudolph to fix the road between Washington and Otwell.

When Governor Mike Pence visited Washington this summer several residents gave him an earful on the poor condition of the road. Local officials say people have become so frustrated they would complain to anyone who would listen.

President of the Daviess County Commissioners, Michael Taylor says repairs have been attempted and didn't work so now it looks like INDOT will rebuild the road entirely.

The road will be milled down 4 inches and blacktopped. Some of the old sub pavement will be removed and there's work planned on the Veale Creek Bridge.

The bridge over Veale Creek work will be extensive enough to close the road for a time.

State officials had originally had State Road 257 on their schedule to be upgraded next year. But the contract calls for the work to begin this September or October. Work will run through fall, into next summer and possibly next fall.

The State Road 257 project will be one of several going on in the area.

The state has begun work on a project to rehabilitate a bridge on SR 54 in Bloomfield. Another project has crews out doing spot paving on I-69 in several locations in Daviess County. A construction crew is also working on the U.S. 50 bridge over Boggs Creek in Loogootee.

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