State picks contractors for I-65 widening, Seymour to Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The Indiana Department of Transportation has made a preliminary selection of a paving company and highway design partner for a $143 million project to widen and modernize 14 miles of Interstate 65 between Seymour and Columbus.

The agency is focused on a proposal by E&B Paving, Inc., of Anderson and United Consulting Engineers, Inc., of Indianapolis, and will make details of the build-design team’s plan available for public review starting at 9 a.m. Thursday.


Public hearings about the selected preferred proposal will be 6 p.m. June 7 in the Columbus City Hall, 123 Washington St., and 6 p.m. June 8 in the Brownstown Town Hall, 200 West Walnut St., Brownstown. Both meetings will have a brief presentation followed by a formal public comment period, and the final selection of the build-design team is expected to be made after the June 8 public-comment deadline.

Please read Wednesday’s edition of The Republic for more details.