(La Porte, IN) - Another major project aimed at improving drainage in La Porte should get underway in the spring. Combined sewers will be separated on I Street from 10th to 18th Streets. New pavement will also be laid once the work beneath the ground is finished.
Mayor Tom Dermody said it’s the latest in a long list of projects that need to be done in the coming years to upgrade the city’s aging infrastructure.
“Monroe Manor was done just like we stated and now we’re headed to the letter and number streets,” he said.
Dermody said bids for the project still have to go out but a contract for doing the work should be awarded by the end of April.
A study found updating all of the infrastructure in the city would cost $100 million if done all at once. An increase in sewer rates is generating the money being used to pay the cost of the work being done in stages long term.