Locust Street now reopen to traffic

Monday, September 18, 2023
In a sign that things are getting back to normal for at least one local road construction project, crews from Feutz Construction reinstall a stop sign at Locust and Seminary streets Friday morning. Under construction for much of the summer, the project not only included the surface work of new pavement from Seminary to Franklin and landscaping and street lighting, a substantial INDOT grant provided improvements to the storm sewer system in preparation for the 2024 phase of the U.S. 231 project.
Courtesy photo/BILL DORY

The City of Greencastle announced Monday that Locust Street is now open to traffic.

The public is asked to continue to use caution when driving on the street as some construction work will continue.

While Locust Street is open, street lights will be installed this week, resulting in construction vehicles and workers along the street. Trees along the street also will be planted in the coming weeks. Residents may notice a water truck in the area tending to the new sod and grass. Watering will be following a set schedule for several weeks.

Residents are asked not to park on the street during normal work hours to allow contractors to have access to the area to complete the remaining work.

The project was funded by the Indiana Department of Transportation and the City of Greencastle. Improvements include storm drainage, curbs, sidewalks, ADA ramps, paving, lighting and landscaping.

The upcoming U.S. 231 project along Washington Street will tie into the new storm sewer lines. The intersection of Locust and Washington also will see some additional improvements with the U.S. 231 work.

The city greatly appreciates the patience of the public and nearby residents. The public is reminded to use caution and be aware of construction traffic and workers in the area.

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  • Sign of the long, long times. Rome may not have been built in a day, but it hardly took as long as this Locust-Franklin Street project/debacle.

    -- Posted by Bob Fensterheim on Sat, Sep 16, 2023, at 10:23 AM
  • This company should never be considered for another job in Greencastle.

    -- Posted by Ben Dover on Sat, Sep 16, 2023, at 12:08 PM
  • Yes, should have been wrapped up in 40 minutes with 20 minutes of commercials!

    -- Posted by beg on Sat, Sep 16, 2023, at 8:33 PM
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