Vincennes announces road project

The city of Vincennes will repave twenty-nine roads in a number of residential areas.

Posted: Mar 29, 2019 6:39 PM

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) - Galen Clodfelter has lived in Vincennes since 1959. He only had planned on attending Vincennes University for a couple of years. But before long he was hooked.

Clodfelter says, "Seems to me like the city has really taken a positive note in the last ten or fifteen years. They're cleaning up things that need to be cleaned up. They're repairing things that need to be repaired."

New repairs will soon come in the form of a paving project.

City engineer John Sprague explains, "A lot of these residential streets they're a little bit thinner than normal so we're going to overlay them. That's really going to help us establish the structure of those roads for the next several years."

Twenty-nine roads will be paved in four different sections. The first section will begin on the city's northeast side. Crews will work their way through Vincennes, fixing the roads that need it most.

Sprague says, "When you group together streets in one part of town it allows the contractor to mobilize one time. Go to that area, knock that part of town out, and then mobilize to another part of town."

The entire project will cost roughly 1.2 million dollars. Just over $560,000 of that is thanks to the Community Crossings matching grant.

Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum says, "We've had a program in place for the last several years working towards getting our streets paved. When we receive money like this it just makes it all the better"

Clodfelter says he is happy to see the city continuing to make changes.

Clodfelter says, "We have to have the infrastructure to travel on. And we pay our taxes and this is what we want to see."

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