COLUMBUS, Indiana — An $80 million investment in two major projects in Columbus will be announced Wednesday, including a plan by Cummins to invest in its 200,000-square-foot corporate office building at 500 Jackson St., and a proposed railroad overpass leading into the city from the west side.

Gov. Eric Holcomb, Cummins President and Chief Operating Officer Rich Freeland and Indiana Department of Transportation Commission Joe McGuinness are scheduled to attend, along with Louisville & Indiana President John Goldman.

Also Wednesday, Cummins, along with the governor, INDOT, Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop and railroad officials will be announcing a partnership for construction of an overpass at the State Road 46/State Road 11 railroad crossing, which the city has been pursuing for more than a year.

“The two projects are very interconnected,” said Jon Mills, Cummins director for external communications.

Read more in Saturday’s edition of The Republic.

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