Washington Street streetscape meeting set for Thursday

Monday, July 22, 2013

Greencastle City Hall will host an informational meeting and open house on Thursday evening for residents, business owners and others interested in the upcoming Washington Street streetscaping project.

The open house is scheduled for 5 p.m. with representatives of the project general contractor, OLCO of Batesville, on hand to address issues concerning the project slated along Washington Street, from Vine Street to Bloomington Street.

Mayor Sue Murray said City Hall officials will be making direct contact with persons along the affected route this week. The meeting is also open to the general public.

The streetscape project, a portion of the city's $19 million Stellar Grant package, will involve widening the sidewalks and including sidewalk "bump-outs" in some areas, intersection drainage work and the addition of streetlights to match those already in place downtown.

The project does not involve any pavement repairs.

The streetscape work is also scheduled to include utility relocation work in the alley between Indiana and Vine streets, just north of the Vine Street parking lot.

The revised 2014 segment of the schedule includes:

-- Indiana Street (from Seminary to Washington streets). Project will involve full reconstruction with all new pavement, sidewalks, drainage improvements, lighting, trees and green space. It was pushed back from 2013 to accommodate utility work necessary within the roadway. Also included will be pavement and drainage improvements to the alley between Indiana and Vine streets.

-- Locust Street (from Seminary to Washington). Work will involve pavement reconstruction, sidewalks, lighting, trees and green space.

-- Vine Street (from Seminary to Washington). The project will include pavement reconstruction, sidewalks, lighting, trees and green space.

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  • I love the improvements that are being made downtown with the Stellar Grant. However, I hope attention will soon be focused on improving the east side from Bloomington Street to Veteran's Highway. Indianapolis Road has become a major shopping district. Road improvements along with curb and sidewalk improvements are needed to complete the total link between "downtown and the eastside".

    -- Posted by senior townee on Wed, Jul 24, 2013, at 11:42 AM
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