Community Crossings Project moves forward with approved bid

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VIGO CO., Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– Vigo Co. Commissioners Monday approved an estimated $2.2 million bid to improve drainage and road quality throughout the county.

The Community Crossing Project, partly funded by the State of Indiana, will target 10 roads including Sandford Road, Illinois Road, Bayh Road and Lucerne Road in Sandford.

Bobby Thompson, a Sandford resident, said the roads in Sandford need some improvement.

“It’s just pothole after pothole, and it just keeps getting worse,” Thompson said. “The Sandford Road itself, the main road into town hasn’t been repaved in I would say about 22 years, and it’s just going apart. We need a little more service out here than what we’ve been getting.”

The county opened up bids for the project last Friday, and received one bid from Wabash Valley Asphalt.

Larry Robbins, Vigo Co. Engineer, said the final estimate was higher than the original.

“This was kind of a trial and error. We hadn’t had a community crossings project for about three years to be able to compare numbers to,” he said. “Anytime you bid a project, you could run into those scenarios.”

County officials plan to begin construction in the spring.

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