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S.R. 3 / South State Street Added Auxiliary Lanes Project in North Vernon Thursday, August 9, 2012 6 p.m. Jennings County High School.

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1 S.R. 3 / South State Street Added Auxiliary Lanes Project in North Vernon Thursday, August 9, p.m. Jennings County High School

2 Welcome Meeting Format Purpose of Meeting Informal Q & A in project display area with project engineers and INDOT project officials Information Packet

3 S.R. 3 Project in North Vernon Introduction of INDOT Project Officials Design Consultant Team Recognition of Elected Public Officials

4 Project Stakeholders Indiana Department of Transportation Indiana Division Federal Highways Administration Jennings County City of North Vernon Local communities Elected Public Officials Community residents and citizens Commuters Schools Neighborhoods

5 Public Hearing Legal Notice of Public Hearing was published in the North Vernon Plain Dealer and the North Vernon Sun on the following dates: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 & Thursday, July 26, 2012 Tuesday, July 31, 2012 & Thursday, August 2, 2012 Copies of the legal notice were mailed to property owners and project stakeholders on the project mailing list Announcements were posted to the INDOT website and weekly public involvement list serve Project mailing list will be updated following the public hearing, please sign in during the hearing Project documents available for viewing at local repositories

6 Purposes of Hearing Introduce this project to the community Discuss purpose and need for project Present a preliminary proposal for consideration Solicit input from the community Discuss public involvement for project Address questions & concerns

7 Project Development Process We Are Here Engineering Assessment Project purpose & need develop project alternatives Screen project alternatives Additional work on project alternatives & preliminary design Release environmental document & preliminary design Public Hearing to solicit public comment 2012 Right-of-WayConstruction public meeting June 2011

8 Environmental Document Requirement of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA): Requires INDOT to analyze and evaluate the impacts of a proposed project to the natural and socio- economic environments Impacts are described in environmental document Environmental document was released for public involvement last month and is anticipated to be approved later this summer

9 Environmental Document Development of document begins once purpose of need for the project has been clearly identified Develop a number of possible alternatives including a “Do Nothing” alternative as a baseline for comparison Screen alternatives to identify a preferred alternative Solicit public comment on environmental document and preliminary design plan Solicit, address, and fully consider public comments as part of decision making process

10 Elements of the Environmental Documentation Relocations Air Quality Noise Farmland Hazardous Materials Historic/Archaeological Community Impacts Wetlands & Waterways Floodplains Threatened & Endangered Species

11 S.R. 3 / South State Street Map

12 S.R. 3 Project Purpose and Need S.R. 3 is currently a two lane facility Posted Speed Limit is 30 mph Traffic volumes: 2013 – 12,710 v.p.d. with 4% Trucks 2033 – 15,110 v.p.d.

13 S.R. 3 Project Purpose and Need Enhance safety within the project corridor Property damage-only crashes are twice that of the statewide average for similar facility Sight distance restricted along inside of curve Lack of defined entrance/exit points in curve area Replace deteriorating pavement between David Drive and Chestnut Street Improve drainage control along project with curb and gutter and storm sewer City of North Vernon to replace sanitary sewer main

14 S.R. 3 Project Alternatives No action / Do nothing alternative Jennings County EMS to Greensburg Street Add two-way left turn lane (TWLTL) Extend sidewalk to Jennings County EMS Mill and overlay existing pavement New storm sewer system Jennings County EMS to US 50 Includes above alternative Option to replace pavement from David Drive to US 50

15 S.R. 3 Project Alternatives South of Mascatatuck County Park to US 50 Includes above alternatives Adds northbound passing blister at county park entrance Extends sidewalk to Jennings County EMS South of Mascatatuck County Park to US 50 Includes above alternatives Extends sidewalk to county park

16 S.R. 3 Project Overview Jennings County EMS to Meloy Street

17 S.R. 3 Project Overview North of Meloy Street to Chestnut Street

18 S.R. 3 Project Description Project limits – Jennings County EMS to Chestnut Street Add a two way left turn lane (TWLTL) Resurface or replace pavement Include curb and gutter with storm sewer Sidewalk will be added, replaced or left in place Sidewalk location will not be any closer to most front doors State Street Historic District – Jefferson St. to Chestnut St.

19 S.R. 3 / South State Street (existing) Jennings County EMS to David Drive Two 12 ft travel lanes 10 ft paved shoulders David Drive to Chestnut Street Two 16 ft travel lanes No shoulders Jennings County EMS to Chestnut Street 4 ft sidewalk along most of the project 6 ft to 20 ft grass buffer separates sidewalk from edge of pavement along project

20 S.R. 3 / South State Street (proposed) North of Smith Street to David Drive Resurface existing pavement Two 12 ft travel lanes 14 ft two-way left turn lane Curb and gutter David Drive to Chestnut Street Replace existing pavement Two 12 ft travel lanes 11 ft two-way left turn lane Curb and gutter

21 S.R. 3 / South State Street (proposed) Sidewalk Existing sidewalk to remain in place on both sides of S.R. 3 from Jefferson Street to Chestnut Street New/replaced sidewalk will be 6 feet wide and adjacent to curb and gutter Sidewalk will be extended to Jennings County EMS

22 S.R. 3 / South State Street (proposed) Miscellaneous Construction Items Steps and walks affected by road construction will be replaced 15 street approaches 47 drives Storm sewer outlets SE of Meloy Street and SW of grocery store $2.8 million estimated construction cost

23 S.R. 3 Maintenance of Traffic No Detour Open to through traffic during construction Two major phases for construction

24 S.R. 3 Maintenance of Traffic Advance work construction activities: Construct storm sewer outlets Widen existing pavement along the east side of the road Phase I major construction activities: Construct west half of roadway: Pavement Curb and gutter Sidewalk Driveway and street approaches Storm sewers

25 S.R. 3 Maintenance of Traffic Phase II major construction activities: Construct east half of roadway Pavement Curb and gutter Sidewalk Driveway and street approaches Storm sewer Sanitary sewer

26 S.R. 3 Maintenance of Traffic Post Phase II construction activities: Pavement surface course Signs Pavement markings

27 Real Estate Acquisition Process

28 INDOT Representatives available to discuss procedures How Land Is Purchased Explains the process of buying property needed for highway improvements

29 Real Estate Acquisition Process “ Uniform Act” of 1970: All federal, state, and local governments must comply Requires an offer for just compensation Acquisition Process: Appraisals Review Appraisals Negotiations

30 Project Schedule Public Information Meeting (June 2011) Design / Environmental Documentation ( ) Public Hearing (August 2012) Project Letting (December 2012) Anticipated Construction to begin (Spring 2013) Anticipated project completion (Fall 2013)

31 INDOT Would Like to Hear from You Talk with INDOT project team members Comment sheet in information packet or Mail comments to INDOT Sign-in sheet to be added to project mailing list Visit INDOT website at: All comments are very much appreciated and will be given full consideration by project team

32 Stay Informed by Receiving Updates Sign-in at attendance table to be added to project mailing list A meeting invitation was mailed to known property owners within project area Announcement of this meeting was posted to INDOT website. A media release was also issued INDOT website at:

33 Project Resource Location Seymour District Office, 185 Agrico Lane in Seymour Responsible for transportation construction, maintenance and project development activities in Eastern / Southeastern Indiana Kathy Eaton-McKalip, District Deputy Commissioner Glenda Seal, Customer Service Center Danny Pearcy, Project Manager

34 Public Involvement Team Rickie Clark, INDOT Office of Public Involvement (317) Glenda Seal, INDOT Seymour District Customer Service Manager Danny Pearcy, Project Manager, INDOT Seymour District Office INDOT website at

35 Thank You Please visit with INDOT project officials Project Open House: Project maps, displays and INDOT project officials for informal Q & A A special thank you to the Jennings County High School Thank you for your attendance this evening


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