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Activity increases at Lanesville interchange

Construction has officially started on the Lanesville Interstate 64 interchange area sewer project, according to Lanesville officials at the Harrison County Regional Sewer District meeting last Wednesday morning.
Construction on the county’s portion of the project will likely begin within a couple weeks.
Lanesville RSD representative Rusty Sizemore said that, between construction starting on the sewer project and shipping activity at Areva Pharmaceuticals, there’s quite a bit of activity in the area.
‘It’s just something we’re not used to seeing,’ Sizemore said of the trucks coming and going.
The project will take sewage flow from the interchange area to Lanesville’s treatment plant.
For more than 30 years, since the interstate was built, the Lanesville interchange remained an untapped resource for economic growth. That all changed last December when Harrison County officials agreed to fund the $6.6 million sewer system project as a joint venture between the sewer district and the Town of Lanesville.
Soon after, the area landed Areva Pharmaceuticals.
In other business, the district will have to have work done to uncover manhole covers on Corydon-Junction Road after the highway department paved over them.
Matt Robinson, board consultant from Heritage Engineering, said he would talk to the highway department about paying for the repairs (about $350 a piece for three of them).
‘It’s not the money; it’s the principle,’ board member Darin Duncan said.
The board also received word from RSD treasurer Gary Davis that SSK, owners of the Berkshire Mobile Home Park (one of the district’s customers), is now current on payment for the first time in years.
Tom Tucker, RSD president, said evidently the 10-percent late fee is working effectively.
The district’s next meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 8:30 a.m. at the Harrison County Community Foundation building in Corydon.

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