(La Porte County, IN)) - Two major road projects in La Porte County have been approved.
One of the projects is resurfacing a five-mile stretch of County Road 500 West from Indiana 2 to U.S. 6. La Porte County Planner Mitch Bishop said the existing surface would be ground up and replaced with new asphalt.
The other project involves resurfacing 150 North from Lofgren Road near Rolling Prairie to the St. Joseph County Line. Bishop said that road would also be ground up and replaced with a new surface.
The La Porte County Commissioners recently awarded contracts for both projects totaling $2.5 million. However, final approval still rests with the La Porte County Council.
Bishop said $1 million in state funds is going toward the cost. The funds were obtained under Indiana’s Community Crossings program, matching dollar for dollar up to $1 million contributed by local municipalities for infrastructure-related projects.