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City delegation to ask INDOT to delay State Street repaving

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Columbus City Councilman Ryan Brand is talking with state transportation officials to see if Columbus can get more time to talk about implementing the State Street Corridor plan.

The Columbus Redevelopment Commission has approved a $70,200 contract with United Consulting to complete a topographical survey of State Street and 3rd Street between Lafayette Avenue and North Mapleton Street, estimated to take a month to complete. The commission also approved an additional $418,300 for engineering and design services, subject to council approval.

While the firm is completing its survey, a delegation of city officials and community members plan to meet with the Indiana Department of Transportation to seek a delay in repaving State Street.

The delegation will include leaders with Columbus Park Foundation, Columbus Regional Health, Cummins Inc., Dorel Juvenile Group and Subway, Brand said. They will petition for a delay of the state agency's project to repave State Street and replace about 90 curb ramps along the roadway, also known as State Road 46, next year.

For more on this story, see Thursday's Republic.

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