Today, County Commissioner Judy Anderson along with the Vigo County Commissioners made a big announcement.
The announcement was made regarding the design and construction of a pre-cast concrete multi-use path, or boardwalk on the south side of U.S. 150 behind the existing INDOT guardrail.
The boardwalk is to be 1.17 miles in length by 11-3′ wide.
Several stated purposes for the project include:
-Improve air quality in the area by reducing the number of vehicular trips across
-Reduce likelihood of pedestrian/vehicle accidents in the area
-Provide better access to Wabashiki fishing/wildlife area
-Provide a connector between Terre Haute and West Terre Haute
Officials say that the design portion of the project would start in June with construction to begin in the spring of 2020.
80% of the funding will be federal, using state CMAQ, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program funding that is available.
The project is estimated to be an 8.8 million dollar project, and INDOT would provide match money to help with project funding while the county would be responsible for a 20% match.
INDOT will also select a firm for design and engineering of the project.
The pathway will be relinquished to Vigo County after construction for on-going operation and maintenance.