The public meeting is for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 from at Greencastle City Hall, where city officials will explain plans to improve South Street and ask the public to provide input and feedback.
"We're excited to be moving forward on this project that will benefit so many residents," Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray said. "Public input is vital to ensure the road improvements are the best fit for our community."
The proposed upgrades to South Street will be primarily funded with federal money. Planned changes include improving the pavement, adding curbs with a closed storm sewer system and sidewalk construction.
The project will extend east to Zinc Mill Road. South Street will also be extended west from East Street in the Foxridge area, and create a new intersection with Bloomington Street.
Survey work has already been completed for the project and environmental studies and design of various improvement options have begun.
The project is expected to be ready for construction at the end of 2014.
"We invite all members of our community to join us at the kickoff meeting," Mayor Murray said. "We need your help because early involvement by residents is very important."
Only residents, she added, can provide on-the-ground concerns of those who travel or live near South Street.
Officials from the City of Greencastle, along with their design consultants from Bernardin, Lochmueller & Associates Inc. will be on hand to answer questions. The public will also have the opportunity to provide written comments on the improvement project.
City officials would like to encourage the community to attend this public information meeting and learn more about this project.