Vincennes wraps up and prepares for road projects

The city of Vincennes is finishing up a few more road projects. Even though 2017 is nearing an end, the community is already preparing for 2018's road projects.

Posted: Nov 30, 2017 6:47 PM
Updated: Nov 30, 2017 11:00 PM

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI)- Duane Coan lives in Vincennes on Main Street. He has seen the upgrades made to the city’s roads first hand.

"There has been a lot of improvement. I mean 2nd Street, Main Street and 6th street. There’s a lot of roads to maintain and there’s still a lot of roads to be upgraded," said Coan.

He is preparing for next year’s projects. One of the biggest is taking place right in his front yard. Most of the city knows it as the Main Street phase one project.

"It's a big project. It’s going to kind of disrupt things for a little while but it will be better in the long run i guess once they get the sidewalks in and the bike lane that they want," said Coan.

It’s a project to make Main Street safer for the community. Work won't start until next spring.

City engineer John Sprague has been working hard to get the city ready for the years upcoming projects. This also includes repaving of multiple streets.

It’s thanks to a matching grant from the state. Sprague says between these two projects alone it’s going to be busy in 20-18.

"We're going to have another eight hundred thousand dollars' worth of roads paved. We're going to have a much safer route on Main Street. That project will wrap up next year. So it's going to be a big year," said Sprague.

The city is also looking for future projects in the upcoming years. One being rework on Washington Avenue.

As for 2017 the city is finishing up a few more projects. One of the biggest being 2nd and Niblack. It’s an intersection that has been worked on since early this year.

It was supposed to be completed by November 7th. The new completion date is set for the first week of December.

The 6th and Main street parking lot is also approaching completion. Thursday News 10 found work crews were pouring the last bit of concrete for the parking lot. They project the lot to be completed as early as the end of December.

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