Husky Trail Construction Begins Monday

Phase I of the Husky Trail road improvement project begins Monday, with the second and final phase slated to start around Oct. 20.

During a public meeting Monday night, area residents and businesses heard details of the project, including phasing, detours and a timetable.

Mayor Joe Thallemer said the city has worked with the Warsaw Community School Corporation, nearby businesses, the local hospitals and emergency services on the details of the construction project.

He indicated the project goes back to 2012 and was approved by the Indiana Department of Transportation then.

“Initially, this project was going to be phased in five separate phases. The idea was to try and keep a little bit of the road open and be very restricted,” he said. But as it was discussed, the five phases became two.

Project Manager and City Planner Jeremy Skinner said, “Going into this project, we had a couple of things we wanted to accomplish. We wanted to make Husky Trail safer, and by doing that we wanted to look at improving the traffic circulation through this corridor.”