INDOT holds public hearing on CR 1300N project in Milford

Environmental Lead Wendy Vachet from Michael Baker shows a wide view of a map of where the bridge project will be near Milford. (Photo: Nick Deranek/News Now Warsaw)

About 25 people attended a public hearing Thursday afternoon regarding a project to extend County Road 1300 North in Milford from Old State Road 15 to the current State Road 15.

The project would curve 1300 North just slightly to the north and build a bridge over the railroad tracks and Main Street to connect to SR 15. It is expected to help ease traffic problems with trains, but also give more of a straight path between Milford and Syracuse for trucks and school buses.

This map shows where land will be impacted by the CR 1300 North project. A bridge will go over the railroad tracks and Main Street, while Main Street will have some adjustment to curve under the bridge. The project is not expected to impact any structures nearby. (Photo: Nick Deranek/News Now Warsaw)

Officials from INDOT, project leaders and Kosciusko County officials all attended the meeting to hear from the public, but only one person spoke up during the public comment portion to talk about easements and access, but were not against the project.

Kosciusko County Highway Superintendent Steve Moriarty says the it will be a big plus for the community, especially for the truck traffic that goes frequently between Milford and Syracuse.

The overall cost of the project is roughly $7.8 million, with the county portion being $1.35 million and will begin next Spring.