The Indiana Department of Transportation will be holding a ribbon-cutting event for the Boonville Bypass at 3 p.m. Friday, August 17.
The event will take place outside on the mainline of the new bypass at the intersection of SR 62.
Following the ceremony, people are invited to be the first to drive on the new bypass.
Parking will set up on the mainline of the new bypass (SR 61) and it will be limited.
In case of bad weather, the event will be moved to Thresherman’s Park at 2144 W. New Harmony Rd. in Boonville.
The bypass reroutes SR 61 west of downtown from New Harmony Rd. to the SR 261 and SR 62 intersection.
Alcoa Warrick Operations donated 35 acres of land for construction.
Work on the bypass started in July 2015.
The ceremony will mark the official end of the project.
The project has included two contracts — $2.3 million for earth moving, clearing, and utility relocations; and $19 million for the rest of the work.
(This story was originally published August 10, 2018)