Work will begin on several construction projects around Whitestown in the coming months.
The Whitestown Town Council approved Tuesday night, June 10, several contracts related to the realignment of Perry Worth Road, the construction of a waste water treatment plant, and construction of a roundabout at Indianapolis Road and Whitestown Parkway.
The council approved a contract for $542,255 to GRW for engineering, environmental and right-of-way work for the roundabout, and accepted a $2.6-million grant from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization for the project.
Councilman Kevin Russell wanted to make sure this wouldn't take money away from improvements to Main Street.
"There's no funding for the Main Street project being impacted by this," said Town Manager Dax Norton. "Our match of the grant will come out from (Motor Vehicle Highway) for a number of years."
The council also awarded the Perry Worth Road realignment to Calumet, whose bid came in at $1.7 million.
"Our estimates were at $2.2 million," Norton said. "The bond will be reduced because of them coming in at a much lower price than we expected."
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