INDOT hosting public hearing to discuss proposed State Rd. 38 project

Andreas Milano

DAYTON, Ind. (WLFI) — The Indiana Department of Transportation wants your input in a new proposed project. The agency is hosting a public hearing on Monday, Mar. 22 to discuss plans to update part of S.R. 38. The hearing will be held at Dayton United Methodist Church located at 7201 Wesleyan Drive, Dayton, […]

DAYTON, Ind. (WLFI) — The Indiana Department of Transportation wants your input in a new proposed project. The agency is hosting a public hearing on Monday, Mar. 22 to discuss plans to update part of S.R. 38.

The hearing will be held at Dayton United Methodist Church located at 7201 Wesleyan Drive, Dayton, IN 47941. That’s because the proposed project will mainly impact travelers in the Dayton-Mulberry area.

During the meeting, INDOT leaders will be laying out the design plan for parts of the road. It includes an asphalt overlay and structural replacement. They’re hoping the new pavement will help increase the longevity of the roadway and the structural replacement will improve pedestrian access through the Town of Mulberry.

“That’s a huge thing definitely for safety and riding for the motoring public and improving the shoulder-width is going to improve the safety out there so there’s just a lot that takes in this project,” said Debbie Calder, the INDOT-Crawfordsville communications director.

This project will cover 11 miles of road starting just at just one mile east of I-65 to the S.R. 38 and U.S. 421 intersection. The informal session will start at 6 p.m. and a formal presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. 

“We like to hear from people this is directly going to affect and if there’s anything that we can do to improve the experience for them while we’re actually in construction that’s always good to hear as well,” said Calder.

The project’s maintenance and traffic plan will also be discussed at tonight’s meeting. Those in attendance are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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