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Verbatim: INDOT sets information meeting on Bluffton project

The Indiana Department of Transportation issued this news release tonight:

WELLS COUNTY, Ind. - The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will host a public information meeting regarding the proposed intersection improvement project on SR 1. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 24, at 6 p.m. at the Wells County Public Library, 200 West Washington Street, in Bluffton. The meeting will feature an open house session beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by the formal presentation.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide the community with additional information regarding the proposed intersection improvement project located at the south junction of SR 116 in the City of Bluffton. This meeting is not intended to be a forum to discuss specific right of way (R/W) acquisition concerns. Any R/W concern must be addressed through INDOT’s real estate team. The intent of the meeting is to discuss the scope and merits of the project.

The purpose of this project is to enhance safety and mobility of roadway users, by addressing the lack of access control and turning lanes at the intersection. INDOT last met with the community in September 2012 as part of a public hearing held to solicit input on the proposed project. Since that time, INDOT has performed due diligence regarding this proposal in its review of the project and associated impacts.

During the open house session, INDOT representatives will be available to address questions, comments and concerns regarding the project. Project maps, displays and project information will be available for viewing throughout the duration of the evening. In an effort to better inform the community of project developments, information will be posted to our website at: http://www.in.gov/indot/2703.htm via the Fort Wayne District page following the public meeting. Please visit the INDOT website to follow project developments and to receive project news and updates.

Should you have additional questions regarding this meeting, please feel to contact Rickie Clark, INDOT Office of Public Involvement (317) 232-6601 rclark@indot.in.gov or the INDOT Fort Wayne District Customer Service Center (866) 227-3555 NEinformation@indot.in.gov.

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