Fort to Port Phase 2 contract awarded for $12.3 million

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Fort to Port Phase 2 Contract Awarded for $12.3 million
E&B Paving of Anderson to Build 2.2 Miles of U.S. 24, New Webster Road Exit

(NEW HAVEN, Ind.) The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces a $12.3 million Major Moves contract has been awarded for Phase 2 of the Fort to Port project. E&B Paving of Anderson submitted the lowest of five bids to build 2.2 miles of four-lane, divided highway, including a new diamond interchange at Webster Road.

Indiana’s Fort to Port corridor, U.S. 24 between I-469 in New Haven and the Ohio state line, is divided into four main sections. Last fall, Gov. Mitch Daniels, Senate President Pro Tem David Long and Rep. Randy Borror joined their Ohio counterparts to open the new U.S. 24 alignment connecting Toledo with S.R. 101 near Woodburn. Phase 3 is already under construction between S.R. 101 and Webster Road, and is anticipated to wrap up late this year.

Under the Phase 2 contract, E&B is expected to complete the new U.S. 24 from Webster Road to just east of Bruick Road by late 2011. During construction of the new diamond interchange, the contractors are permitted to detour Webster Road up to six months over Woodburn Road, Sampson Road and Slusher Road. Indiana’s Fort to Port corridor is expected to open to traffic in late 2012 upon the completion of Phase 1. More information is available on Indiana’s Fort to Port Web site, .

Major Moves capitalizes on Indiana’s strategic location as the Crossroads of America by building a superior road infrastructure. This innovative plan brings jobs to the Hoosier State and leaves a legacy for Indiana to be a global leader in distribution and logistics.

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  1. Well , at least this project, at $5.6 million per mile is a lower cost than the Maplecrest to Meyer Road one at $26.2 million per mile!!! And it will be at least 10 times more useful than the “Roadway Over Troubled Human Waste Products”!

    • There’s a demonstrable need for this project, Fort to Port, that is. Anyone who has lived near this highway can testify to the horrors witnessed over the last 2 or 3 decades. I remember talking to my mom and dad who live in Sherwood and hearing about the latest accident on 24. I remember visiting them and seeing burned out wrecks at the local wrecker service. It’s about time!!

  2. I agree with Stephen and John!!! I have friends in Antwerp and they are always talking about the awful wrecks there. And John I agree the Maplecrest extension is just wrong!!1 What a waste of money.


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