Overflow crowd visits CAMPO open house

There weren’t enough chairs in Conference Room 3 at Columbus City Hall as more than 30 people attended an open house by the Columbus Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO).

City officials presented the updated Transportation Improvement Program on Monday, which detailed major road improvement projects planned in Bartholomew County during the next five years. The projects in the plan include road improvements, bridge replacements and improvements to the People Trail, among others.

The open house was part of a 30-day public comment period that ends on Friday.

“People were really interested in the projects,” said Laura Thayer, transportation planner for CAMPO, who hosted the open house.

For more on this story, see Wednesday’s Republic.