Weinbach Avenue construction nearly done

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) After nearly a year of repairs and repaving, construction on a stretch of Weinbach Avenue is almost done. Engineers say the project that started late last year, is about 90% complete.

Earlier today, contractors were smoothing out the middle lane of the road. Evansville City Engineer Brent Schmitt says crews finished the main line pavement and will work on parts of side streets by Weinbach. This is the latest phase in the nearly year long reconstruction of the nearly 1.5 mile stretch of the road. New ADA compliant sidewalks are also installed. Schmitt says it should be substantially done by Halloween. He adds the dry weather helped get work back on schedule.

“Earlier this spring and summer, as most folks know, we had a tremendous amount of rain, more than we had seen in a long time during that time period. This dry weather has really allowed us to get back on track with our schedule,” he said. People who regularly drive Weinbach say they’re glad the work is almost done.

“It’s a relief to see the improvement, and I’m glad to know it’s going to be resolved. I’ve been very pleased with the plan at large,” says David Brown, who lives near Weinbach Avenue.

Schmitt also says contractors still need to repaint traffic lines and put in sod in yards that were torn up during construction.

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(This story was originally published on October 2, 2019)

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