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Overpass Project Update: July 2020

Progress continues on the Railroad Overpass Project, with the eastbound lanes opening to traffic on June 26.  Westbound lanes are expected to open in late July. View the photo gallery below to see progress photos from Milestone Construction. July 2020 Photo Gallery

Overpass Project Update: July 20202020-07-17T16:33:53-04:00

Video: State Road 46 Overpass Ceremonial First Trip

On Friday, June 26, Mayor Lienhoop and his family were the first to take a ceremonial trip across the State Road 46 overpass.  Special thanks to the Columbus Fire Department for driving the Mayor across in the 1937 Stutz Fire Engine, Columbus Police Department, City of Columbus Engineering Department, Columbus Redevelopment and Milestone Construction for their assistance in making this ceremonial first trip a reality. 

Video: State Road 46 Overpass Ceremonial First Trip2020-06-26T16:50:07-04:00

State Road 46 Now Open to Eastbound Traffic

The City of Columbus and Indiana Department of Transportation have announced that beginning Friday June 26, eastbound traffic on State Road 46 began using the new route and the new overpass over the Louisville and Indiana Railroad.  Also on that date, State Road 11 re-opened for traffic and all lanes on the 3rd Street Bridge re-opened.

State Road 46 Now Open to Eastbound Traffic2020-06-26T12:08:45-04:00

New Video of Overpass Progress

Thanks to our friends at Columbus Fire Department for the latest drone video of progress on the Overpass Project. Video was taken on June 19, 2020.

New Video of Overpass Progress2020-06-19T13:29:54-04:00

Overpass Project Update: June 2020

Despite the pandemic and the Governor’s lock-down order, Milestone Contractors has continued working on the project and they are making great progress.  They are meeting and exceeding the project’s very aggressive schedule.  We are now entering the phase of the project when traffic will be disrupted by the construction work. Currently, State Road 11 is [...]

Overpass Project Update: June 20202020-06-06T12:06:03-04:00

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