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State to study bypass options
Pete Burgmeier stands next to the bypass intersection that he and others say is much too dangerous.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
Pete Burgmeier stands next to the bypass intersection that he and others say is much too dangerous.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
The state is going to take a closer look - significantly closer - at the bypass intersection on North Vernon's west side.

In fact, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) plans to hire an engineering firm to study the intersection of U.S. 50 and CR 400W with the bypass, also temporarily known as SR 750. The action clearly indicates that safety improvements will be made at the site, though what type has yet to be determined.

"Once we get a report back from the engineering firm, then we will have a proposal," said Harry Maginity of INDOT.

Those plans could include a roundabout, a full-fledged four-way traffic signal, a separate turn-off lane from eastbound SR 750 to U.S. 50 or something else.

Maginity said he could not speculate on what might be proposed.

"I'm sure the engineering firm will offer several options, with one of them being their recommendation," he said. "We will present those options to the public and have a period public comments will be received. After that, a final decision on how to proceed will be made, but there is no timetable for that."

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Jennings County United Way's annual meeting and open house will be held Thursday, May 26, at United Way Center, 707 N. State St.

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The Jennings County High School girls tennis team traveled to Greensburg on Wednesday to compete in the 42nd annual IHSAA girls tennis sectional.

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