On November 5, Mayor Jim Lienhoop, Mrs. Pam Lienhoop and David Hayward, Executive Director of Public Works and City Engineer, joined officials from the Louisville & Indiana Railroad, CSX Railroad and other state and local officials to celebrate the ribbon cutting on the new Noblitt Park railroad bridge, which replaced a bridge that had spanned the Flat Rock River for over 100 years.
Louisville & Indiana Railroad officials have notified the city that longer, heavier and faster CSX trains will begin traveling through Columbus on L&I’s rail system beginning Nov. 3.
The City of Columbus was presented the Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim) Local Government Collaboration Award at the Aim Ideas Summit Annual Awards Luncheon, held on October 3, 2018 in French Lick.
At their meeting on September 17, the Redevelopment Commission voted to hire CTC of Fort Worth, Texas to assist the City with a two-step process to help the city quiet the horns from trains passing through the city.
The Columbus/Bartholomew County E-911 Center is now benefitting from the installation of cameras at critical intersections impacted by increased railroad traffic.
Tree clearing will begin January 10 as part of preliminary work to upgrade the railroad bridge at the Flat Rock River crossing in Noblitt Park. Work is expected to continue over several weeks as weather permits as numerous trees are removed to allow for room for cranes and equipment to move into the area for bridge construction.