Seymour’s newest stretch of road is almost ready for its big debut, and it’s about time, say city officials and local residents.
After more than two decades in the works, the $3.8 million Burkart Boulevard north extension is nearly complete and traffic is starting to venture across the roughly mile-long road as a quicker route between U.S. 50 and State Road 11.
An official ribbon cutting ceremony will be conducted sometime in mid-September.
Construction on the Burkart Boulevard extension began in the spring of 2011 and was supposed to have been done by the middle of last week.
“It’s not completely finished,” Mayor Craig Luedeman said. “It’s tied into the state’s project to widen State Road 11 and they are still doing some sewer work there on Enos Road.”
The project was delayed two weeks because of a sewer line that had to be lowered, he said.
“Once they get that sewer line lowered, they will widen the turn there at Enos Road and then widen that stretch of (State Road) 11. It should be totally finished in two to three weeks,” he added.
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