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The Republic: Laying the Foundation, Crews set path of new railroad overpass

Milestone Contractors construction crews are continuing to make progress on the railroad overpass and interchange project on Columbus’ west side that will allow motorists to avoid being stopped by railroad traffic at the intersection of State Road 46 and State Road 11.

The Republic: Laying the Foundation, Crews set path of new railroad overpass2020-03-10T09:56:00-04:00

Overpass Project Update: January 2020

Heavy rain earlier this month has not significantly delayed construction work on the railroad overpass and interchange project on Columbus’ west side, although change orders have slightly impacted the cost of the project.

Overpass Project Update: January 20202020-02-04T19:10:45-05:00

Overpass Project Update: December 2019

Crews from Milestone Contractors have been working seven days a week — and, at times, past daylight hours — on the estimated $35 million project that is being jointly funded by the Indiana Department of Transportation, City of Columbus, Bartholomew County, Cummins Inc. and the Louisville and CSX Railroads.

Overpass Project Update: December 20192020-02-04T19:02:45-05:00

City Breaks Ground on Long Awaited Railroad Overpass

A project nearly four years in the making is now a reality after city, state and railroad officials broke ground on November 4, 2019 for an estimated $35 million railroad overpass on Columbus’ west side.

City Breaks Ground on Long Awaited Railroad Overpass2019-12-12T13:06:19-05:00

SR 46 Overpass Groundbreaking to be held November 4

The public is invited to the groundbreaking ceremony for the State Road 46 Railroad Overpass Project.  The ceremony will be held on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm near the former Kokolene site on the north side of SR 46, just west of SR 11.

SR 46 Overpass Groundbreaking to be held November 42019-10-31T12:49:32-04:00

Residents learn more about overpass plans

More than 50 people attended a public hearing Wednesday night at Columbus City Hall to learn more details about the $30 million overpass project. If this winter is mild enough to allow for construction, the overpass could be open by Nov. 15, 2020.

Residents learn more about overpass plans2019-05-31T17:02:19-04:00

INDOT To Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Railroad Overpass

The hearing will be at 6:00 p.m. May 29 in the Cal Brand Meeting Room at Columbus City Hall. Comments are being sought about the environmental documents and materials about the proposed new $30 million interchange that will allow motorists to avoid being slowed or stopped because of increasing railroad traffic projected to occur later this year.

INDOT To Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Railroad Overpass2019-05-24T14:45:08-04:00

Noblitt Park Bridge and Train Traffic Update

L&I Railroad has informed the City that traffic will average 13 trains per day moving through the city daily in 2019, increasing to 19 trains on average in 2020.

Noblitt Park Bridge and Train Traffic Update2019-01-08T09:26:59-05:00

City of Columbus Launches Online Train Status Page

The City of Columbus announces the launch of a web-based train status page that will allow residents to determine if a train is approaching the intersection of Indiana 11 and SR  46. The technology behind the page was designed by Isaiah Bowman, a senior at Purdue Polytechnic Columbus who is completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Technology.

City of Columbus Launches Online Train Status Page2018-12-04T09:31:05-05:00