INDOT holds open house to discuss future construction projects

INDOT holds open house to discuss future construction projects (WLFI).

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Indiana Department of Transportation held an open house Thursday as a way for the public to give their input on future construction projects.

The open house was held at the Crawfordsville Public Library.

INDOT collected public input and discussed a variety of projects at the event, including portions of Interstate 65 in Tippecanoe County. The intersection at Fourth Street and Poland Hill Road on Lafayette’s south side was also discussed.

The meeting only focused on projects within INDOT’s West Central district.

INDOT plans to take the input and draft one of its four-year plans, known as the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.

The plan is expected to include more than 3,000 construction projects planned from July 2017 through June 2021.

One Lafayette resident came to the open house to voice his concerns and propose to reroute State Road 26 from McCarty Lane in Tippecanoe County to Rossville.

“There’s been a number of accidents there,” said Lafayette resident Malcolm Miller. “There’s been two people killed in Pettit. There was just an accident here March 3.”

INDOT will also be collecting public input through an online form.

Click here to get to the online form.