Notice of Public Information Meeting/Open House

August 17, 2021

NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING / OPEN HOUSE

DES# 1900842 (Lead, Bridge) and DES # 1801932 (Road)

New Bridge and Roadway Reconstruction

8th Avenue and 13th Street over CSX Railroad

Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana

 

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will host a public information meeting / open house for the proposed project from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm est. on Tuesday August 17, 2021 at 924 N 13th Street Terre Haute, Indiana. The purpose of the public information meeting is to offer all interested persons an opportunity to review the current preliminary plans for the project, speak informally with INDOT and design consultant representatives, ask questions and provide feedback. 

The purpose of this project is to eliminate vehicular delays at the 13th Street and 8th Avenue crossings of CSX Railroad due to train traffic and eliminate the potential for train-vehicle crashes at these crossings.   The project proposes to construct a new bridge to elevate 8th Avenue and 13th Street over the CSX Railroad.  Two (2) separate 116-foot diameter raised roundabouts, connected by an approximately 115-foot long single-span bridge, will be constructed at 8th Avenue and 13th Street.  The bridge will have a minimum vertical clearance of approximately 23 feet, 3.25 inches and consist of concrete bulb tee-beams.  Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls will be installed in the northeast, northwest and southwest quadrants of the bridge, and 3:1 earthen side slopes will be utilized in the southeast quadrant in order to accommodate the grade change of the railroad crossing.  Due to the MSE walls, the following streets will become dead ends at 8th Avenue: N. 12th Street, Garfield Avenue, and the alley between Garfield Avenue and 13th Street. Plum Street will be relocated to the north of its current location in order to maintain access to a railroad museum off of 13th Street.  Railroad Street will be permanently closed and the pavement will be removed (between 8th Avenue and 13th Street).  Existing sidewalks and curb ramps within the project area will be replaced with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant facilities.  Right-of-Way acquisition will be required, and it is anticipated there will be some commercial and/or residential relocations.

 

Conversations will not be recorded as part of the public information meeting / open house proceedings. The public is encouraged to provide statements regarding the project utilizing one or more of the following methods: fill out the enclosed comment form and return it to the design consultant (contact information provided below); fill out a comment form at the public information meeting and leave it with the design consultant or INDOT staff members; call or email Ryan Scott, Environmental Specialist for the project, at 317-713-4615 or rscott@bfsengr.com or Jason Springer, INDOT Senior Project Manager, 317-234-3495 or jspringer@indot.in.gov.