City awards contract to extend International Drive

The city has awarded a contract to a Seymour firm to extend International Drive to the northern edge of Woodside Northwest Industrial Park in Columbus.

King’s Trucking and Excavation received a $270,924 contract for the work, which will extend International Drive to the industrial area already established as a city economic revitalization area.

The road will serve about 77 acres at the northern end of the industrial park being marketed for future industrial development. The 580-foot extension includes work to add sidewalks and utility extensions.

One of the first industries to locate in the economic revitalization area is Lindal Group, which broke ground last week on a $20 million manufacturing facility.

Lindal, a global leader in aerosol packaging, will use the building to replace Lindal’s current manufacturing and office buildings at 4775 and 4615 Progress Drive, and a warehouse in Hope.

The 100,000-square-foot facility, which is being designed to be expandable, will be located on 15 acres in the industrial park.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.