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."
Some roads at Muscatatuck Caverns are in such bad condition that it takes a four-wheel drive vehicle to navigate over them. Even then, sometimes that is not enough.
This week's Pets of the Week at the Jennings County Animal Control Shelter are Tweek, a 3-year-old golden retriever-Aussie mix intact male that is gold with tan spots; and Rupert, a 10-week-old domestic shorthair intact male that is orange and white. For more information on adopting these or other animals, call Animal Control at 812-346-5725 or stop by the facility at 580 W. CR 350N, North Vernon. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays (except holidays).-Submitted photos
Youngsters showed their stage talents during the Jennings County 4-H Performing Arts competition held recently at the Park Theatre Civic Centre.The event, for 4-H members and clubs, was hosted and sponsored by the Jennings County Junior Leaders' 4-H Club, Park Theatre and Melody Mart of Greensburg.Fourteen acts performed and were judged in the categories of musical curtain act, non-musical curtain act and group act. The winners in each category plus three other acts advanced to the Area I Performing Arts competition held Friday, May 13, at...
When she was born, she weighed a mere 1 pound and was just over 10 inches long.
Louise Showman says she is no expert at gardening, but she is proud of the irises blooming outside her Hayden Pike home. "I transplanted these irises five years ago and this is the best they've ever looked," she says. "They are just beautiful this year. My roses are starting to come on, too."-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer