MIDDLEBURY, Ind. – The Town of Middlebury along with Elkhart County leadership are together undertaking a road construction project, according to a report in the Goshen News.
On Monday, Elkhart County Commissioners approved two aspects of the project: the interlocal agreement for design work on the road, and another for construction work for utility improvements. The project was approved by commissioners Brad Rogers and Bob Barnes; Suzie Weirick was not in attendance.
Middlebury Town Manager Mary Cripe, explained that with the expansion of Jayco, a new RV storage lot, and an egg processing plant all in the works, the area of C.R. 20 and Ind. 13 is in need of a road improvement.
The project will see C.R. 20 and C.R. 37 to Ind. 13 widened to accommodate for increased truck and semi traffic to the area. With Jayco’s expansion to the west of C.R. 27, utilities are also needed in the area. Through a separate agreement with the town of Middlebury, Jayco will have water and sanitary sewer installed.
“With a water main, you don’t want to have a long dead-end line,” Cripe explained.
As a result, the water main will travel down C.R. 20, to C.R. 37, and back up to Ind. 13 to make a loop.
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