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Daily Local News – March 20, 2018

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Middle Way House announces the shutdown of Food Works, a venture to employ victims of abuse; The Monroe County Domestic Violence Coalition invites the public to join its annual Spring Conference this Thursday; The Bloomington Plan Commission approves the city’s 2018 Comprehensive Plan;  The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission finalizes plans for Switchyard Park; The City of Bloomington Utilities Department reports a 50 percent …

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I-69 Construction Erosion Problems In Bloomington Go Unanswered From INDOT

Bloomington and Monroe County officials pushed for answers June 13 about erosion problems that have persisted for more than a year along the planned route of Interstate 69. The policy committee of the Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization submitted questions months ago to the Indiana Department of Transportation. They asked about contaminated waterways along section 4 of the interstate, which …

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Work Begins Soon On New I-69

Work will begin on the new interstate that will traverse Bloomington and Monroe County as soon as weather allows. According to Cher Elliott, Indiana Department of Transportation spokesperson at its Vincennes regional office, contractors are to remove trees and other natural obstacles, with attendant remediation, on the right-of-way along section 5 of I-69 before March 31. The section 5 corridor …

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State grant money approved to improve twelve railroad crossings

On October 24th, the Monroe County Commission approved spending state grant money to improve 12 railroad crossings. County Highway Department Director Bill Williams said the work will be performed using a grant from the Indiana Department of Transportation. The improvements will affect railroad crossing warnings at twelve of the county’s fifteen crossings, including three on Curry Pike and others on …

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