Daviess County Awarded over $11 Million for Road Project

By Morgan Moore

Published 02/04 2014 02:54PM

Updated 02/04 2014 06:36PM

There is an end in sight for a multi-million dollar road project in Daviess County.

The Indiana Department of Transportation officials awarded a grant to complete the County Road 900 East project.
The county received $11.6 million on Tuesday to add a buggy lane to each side of the roadway.
Those involved hope the project brings added safety to the Amish community, and keeps everyone protected on the roadways.

"One death is too many, but when you start having multiple deaths and accidents, at some point you have to do something. The county has stepped up and so the state thought we better step up and match that," said INDOT Chief of Staff, Troy Woodruff.
"To know that this project has been in development in the seed was planted so long ago, and that we are now on the fruition side… The harvest side of that seed it's really quite overwhelming to be honest," said Phil Cornelius, Daviess County Highway supervisor.

Construction on the project is expected to kick of in 2016, and will take two years to complete.

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