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April 24, 2014

City plans to extend 67th Street to Main Street

Project will involve three phases starting in 2015

ANDERSON – The city of Anderson is moving forward with plans to extend 67th Street from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard east to Main Street over the next few years as funds become available.

The project will be completed in three phases with the first involving the extension of 67th Street from MLK Boulevard to Ridgeview Road. The second phase will extend the street to Madison Avenue and the final phase will bring 67th Street to Main Street.

Mike Spyers, Anderson city engineer, said the original plan was to extend Enterprise Drive to the east and then have it look to the north and connect with Ridgeview Road at 67th Street with a proposed roundabout.

He said after soil borings were taken of the area it was determined the original route would add approximately $2 million to the project.

Spyers said construction of the first phase of the project is expected to begin in 2015. The project involves the construction of two lanes with acquisition of right of way to expand the street to four lanes in the future.

The route for the extension of 67th Street between Madison Avenue and Main Street has not been determined, Spyers said. He said the construction of the new Ivy Tech Community College along 60th Street has altered the proposed street alignment.

Spyers said 67th Street, when completed, will serve the same function as a frontage road along the north side of Interstate 69.

Greg Winkler, director of the Anderson Economic Development Department, said the city’s share of the cost will be paid by the Redevelopment Commission.

He said the ground between 67th Street and I-69 is too wet for construction and the northern route was more cost effective.

“Because of the wet ground it would be difficult to develop the property,” Winkler said.

Several developers are interested in property along all three phases of the planned route in the future, he said.

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