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DES. #: 0101412


The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is developing plans for the proposed State Road (SR) 45 bridge replacement over Lick Creek, west of Helmsburg, located in Brown County.  The total project length is about 0.2 mile.

The proposed project involves the replacing the existing structure with a 3 span reinforced concrete slab bridge.  One 12 foot lane and one 5 foot shoulder (4 foot paved) will be provided for each direction of traffic.  The project will also improve the approaches and extend the road work to the intersection of SR 45 with Lick Creek Road by using curb and gutter with a shoulder that narrows from 4 feet wide to existing.  As part of the curb installation, storm sewer inlets will be built and convey the drainage west to the ditch along the south side of SR 45.

Construction of the project will require approximately 2.45 acres of new permanent right-of-way.  No displacement of residents or businesses will be involved with this project.  Traffic is proposed to be detoured onto State-maintained routes, using portions of SR 135 and SR 46 during the construction period.   Local routes may be used by local traffic.

Total cost of the project is estimated at $ 2,000,000.  At present, we are planning to use both state and federal funds for construction of the project.  However construction of the project is contingent upon available funding.

The Federal Highway Administration and the Indiana Department of Transportation have agreed that this project falls within the guidelines of a Categorical Exclusion Level 2 with no effect to wetlands.

Preliminary design plans, along with the environmental document and other information, are being made available for review in the following offices.  1.  Planning Department, Indiana Department of Transportation District at 185 Agrico Lane,  Seymour, Indiana 47274, Phone # (812) 522-5649  2.  Hearings Examiner, Room N642 of the Indiana Government Center North, 100 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204‑2216, Phone # (317) 234-0796 E-Mail:   HYPERLINK ""  3. Brown County Auditor, 201 Locust Lane, Nashville, Indiana, 47448, Phone #  (812) 988-5485.

All interested persons may request a public hearing or express their concerns by submitting comments to the attention of Mary Wright, Public Hearing Examiner at INDOT, Room N642, 100 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2216 on or before Thursday, October 7, 2010.

If a hearing is determined to be in the best interest of the public, a notice will be advertised with the date, time, and place.  Otherwise, any comments or materials received for the record will be considered in the decision‑making process.

This notice is published in compliance with Code of Federal Regulations, Title 23, Section 771 (CFR 771.111(h)(1) states: "Each State must have procedures approved by the FHWA to carry out a public involvement/public hearing program."  23 CFR 450.212(a)(7) states: "Public involvement procedures shall provide for periodic review of the effectiveness of the public involvement process to ensure that the process provides full and open access to all and revision of the process as necessary."  Approved by the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation on April 1, 2009.

Sept. 22, 29, 2010              10-278                                          


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William Emmett Fisher, 73, Elizabethtown
  Father of William “Mark” (Marissa) Fisher of Nashville

Margaret (Stanley) Whitaker, 80, Morgantown
  Wife of Rawlins Whitaker of Morgantown

Ival 'Max' Skinner, 85, White Springs, Florida,
  Brown County native

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    1 to 4 p.m. Village Green, Main and Jefferson streets
  • August 30
    Golf scramble to benefit BCHS athletics set
    1 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • August 30
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    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
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    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
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    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
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  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
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