Lowell Road repairs won’t be done by start of school

COLUMBUS, Indiana — Crews will not be able to complete first-stage improvements to a large section of Lowell Road by Aug. 2, the first day of classes for elementary and secondary students in Columbus, a county official said.

That may require closing the heavily traveled road northwest of the city around the clock for a few days while school is in session, Bartholomew County Highway engineer Danny Hollander said.

Although his department was hoping to get the work done by next Tuesday afternoon, Hollander said he received word that Milestone Contractors, hired to complete the work, had deadlines involving Indiana Department of Transportation projects that makes completing the Lowell Road stretch before next Wednesday impossible.

Read more in Thursday’s print edition of The Republic.

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Mark Webber is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at mwebber@therepublic.com or 812-379-5636.