State announces $36.3 million plan to resurface roads, fix bridges in Jackson County

The state plans to spend nearly $36.3 million to resurface roads and replace or repair bridges in Jackson County over the next five years.

That investment was announced Thursday by Gov. Eric Holcomb, who unveiled his Next Level Indiana Plan during a news conference in Indianapolis. The plan, part of a $4.7 billion statewide program of road and bridge projects, will be funded by the 10-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax hike put in place July 1 by the Indiana General Assembly.

The largest project in Jackson County, which will see the replacement of pavement on Tipton Street (U.S. 50) between Agrico Lane and U.S. 31 in Seymour. That project, which is scheduled for 2020, has a $9.5 million price tag.

Overall, the plan for Jackson County calls for 50 lane miles to be resurfaced or replaced and 21 bridges to be rehabilitated or replaced between 2018 and 2022.

In 2018, the plan calls for $3.466 million to be spent on projects in the county, and in 2019, $9.53 million will be spent for projects. Nearly $14 million projects are on the books for 2022.

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