February 05, 2014 | 10:36 AM
Harrison County learned yesterday (Tuesday) it was awarded $4.2 million of transportation funds from the Indiana Dept. of Transportation for phase 2 of the Lanesville Connector Road project, according to the Harrison County Highway Dept.
"This is a great project for economic development at the Lanesville interchange and for Harrison County," Kevin Russel, county engineer, said. "Many people have put tremendous time and effort into furthering this project."
This funding, combined with a local match already approved by the county, will pay for the construction of the next section of the connector road between the Lanesville interchange area and S.R. 64 near west of Georgetown. The phase will build the road from George's Hill Road to Old Lanesville Road. Construction should begin in 2017. The total estimated cost is $8.7 million.
"This project, along with phase 1 of the Lanesville connector road project, the Areva pharmaceutical development and the ongoing sewer project constitute a concerted effort to generate economic development, expand the tax base and bring good jobs to the people of Harrison County," he said.