Rockville road repairs could cause delays for motorists

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ROCKVILLE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Construction may cause challenges for many the Indiana Department of Transportation is focused on making roads safer for residents.

INDOT will begin a road resurfacing project on or after May 3rd. That includes making curbs ADA compliant and reworking storm drains. Construction will start on U.S. 41 and will move to U.S. 36.

“I’m really pleased that they’re going to come in and fix that because it was a real problem and I’m glad to see that they’ve given up the idea of just patching it and they’re going to tear it out and make it right,” said president of the Parke County board of commissioners, Jim Meece.

Milestone Contractors South LLC will take on the project for 2.1 million dollars. INDOT representative Debbie Calder says this is something they try to do in an area periodically.

“There’s just a purpose in need and it was time,” said Calder. “We typically try to get back out after we’ve done a project within 12 to 15 years to resurface the roadway and it’s time for this type of project.”

Small delays can be expected but it’s a process that Meece believes will be great for the town when the project is completed.

“For the folks living in town trying to get work or get home from work, they can certainly find other routes around that for a while,” said Meece. “You’re always going to be disrupting somebodies day but in the long run you have to accept the fact that repairs are needed and in the long run it’s going to be good for us.”

The construction project is expected to be complete by August.

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