JENNINGS/BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind.— In partnership with American Structurepoint Inc., the Indiana Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting on Tuesday, January 10, for a roadway improvement project along S.R. 7 in Jennings and Bartholomew Counties. The meeting will be held at Scipio Elementary School (6320 S.R. 7, Scipio, IN), and will provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about the project, view displays, ask questions, and provide comments to the project team.
The $27.8 million project includes safety and mobility improvements between U.S. 50 in North Vernon and just north of U.S. 31 in Columbus. As part of the project, shoulders along much of the S.R. 7 corridor will be widened to six feet on each side of the roadway. Auxiliary or passing lanes will be added at various locations. Intersection and drainage improvements are also included.
The project is currently scheduled to let to contractors in the spring of 2026. Construction will follow once the contract has been awarded.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. to allow the public time to view displays and interact with project personnel prior to the meeting. A formal presentation will begin at 6 p.m. Information is also posted on the project website and can be viewed at any time.
Questions and comments may be submitted in person at the hearing, on the project website, or via mail or email to Hannah Walker with American Structurepoint:
American Structurepoint Inc.
Attn: Hannah Walker
9025 River Rd., Unit 200
Indianapolis, IN 46240
All comments are requested by end of business on Monday, January 23, 2023.