City footing bill to clear concrete away before upgrading road



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The Indiana National Guard was going to pay to remove large pieces of concrete and other items left at a former concrete plant on Worthsville Road in Greenwood. Now that removal is the responsibility of the city. PHOTO BY SCOTT ROBERSON


The Indiana National Guard was going to pay to remove large pieces of concrete and other items left at a former concrete plant on Worthsville Road in Greenwood. Now that removal is the responsibility of the city. PHOTO BY SCOTT ROBERSON


The price to widen and redevelop a Greenwood road just got higher.

The city is paying $600,000 to remove large pieces of concrete from a former concrete plant along Worthsville Road. Previously, the city had not included that cost in the approximately $21 million price tag for the project because the Indiana National Guard was planning to pay for the work.

But federal spending cuts forced the National Guard to delay the work, and the city didn’t want to hold up its project to widen Worthsville Road from two to four lanes. Now, the city plans to pay $600,000 to break into pieces, haul away and dispose of the concrete that is left. Greenwood is paying for the work out of loan money for the road project, which the city redevelopment commission unanimously approved spending on the old concrete plant this week.

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