The town of North Judson received an update on the repairs being done to the railroad crossing on U.S. 30 near Hanna. Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry said the town board learned that INDOT awarded the bid to E&L Paving, and Henry explained that INDOT took the bids and told the council who submitted the lowest bid for the council to approve.
Henry said the town has been working on getting the project underway since last summer and explained the railroad crossing is the responsibility of the town of North Judson, despite being roughly 17 miles away, because of the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum’s partnership with the Chesapeake and Indiana Railroad. Because the track crosses a highway, INDOT approved up to $150,000 to pay for it.
Henry said the repairs are expected to be performed in June and all four lanes of traffic will be closed during the anticipated four-day construction. She said the town extends its thanks to state representatives Douglas Gutwein and Tom Dermody, as well as Senator Ed Charbonneau and INDOT representative Robert Alderman for their work in obtaining funds for the project, because without them, the town likely would not have been able to pull the project off. Soon, she said, the crossing will once again be safe.