Eye on Terre Haute for February

Mayor Duke Bennett shares with News 10 about the City of Terre Haute in our monthly segment Eye on Terre Haute.

Posted: Feb. 15, 2019 10:35 AM
Updated: Mar. 7, 2019 10:39 AM

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talks <jon talks with terre haute mayor duke bennett about what's going on around town in our monthly eye on terre haute. 8th street needs to be vacated in order for the new convention center to work.the mayor says street closings are normal for such projects. it has to fit into existing space. in this case, the best place is between the hotel and the copper bar, which requires closing of 8th street. it would cost more to build "upward", so the city has decided to make the convention center a single-story structure. the mayor says he really wanted to make sure closing the street would be the only option. the big step now is utility relocation. the design of the building will be finished, then the project will be bidded out. the mayor testified in indy last week on the public policy committee about bringing a casino to terre haute. this would require getting a license moved. the mayor says the city has made it through the first hurdle. mayor bennett says the city continues working to fill potholes. if you see a pothole, especially a big one, call 311. the changing temperatures and precipitation have been the worst case scenario for potholes. the mayor says the battle will continue until things warm up. calling 311 is the fastest way to get a hole fixed. don't assume someone else has called it in. the city is making plans about which streets will be paved this year. poplar and first and hulman projects continue as
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