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Indiana Department of Transportation

US-231/SR-46/SR-67 Spencer Corridor Planning Study and Environmental Assessment

The Indiana Department of Transportation has initiated this study to assess the safety and efficiency of traffic flow on the state route system in the Town of Spencer, located in Owen County, Indiana.

  • Establish the need for improving the US-50/SR-46/SR-67 corridor within the study area which consists of Washington Township in Owen County including the Town of Spencer
  • Develop and analyze basic improvement alternatives including a comprehensive evaluation of the transportation, economic, and social impacts of these alternatives; and
  • Make recommendations to INDOT on the programming of improvement projects.

Study Reports

U.S. 231/SR 46/SR 67 Alternatives & Screening Report- Draft
The draft version of the U.S. /SR-46/SR-67 Alternatives & Screening Report. The document presented at the Final Community Advisory Committee and Public Involvement meetings, both held in September 2007.

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Alternatives Screening Report

Figure 1: Project Location
Figure 2: Alternative 5 - Access Management
Figure 3: Alternative 6 - Reconstruct Morgan Street
Figure 4: Alternative 7 - Widen Morgan Street
Figure 5: Alternative 8 - One-Way Pair Using Morgan St and Franklin St with RR Relocation
Figure 6: Alternative 9 - One-Way Pair Using Morgan St and Franklin St without RR Relocation
Figure 7: Alternative 10 - One-Way Pair Using Morgan St and Hillside
Figure 8: Alternative 11 - Northern Bypass
Figure 9: Alternative 12 - Southern Bypass
Figure 10: Alternative 13 - Upgrade Morgan Street & Implement Access Management
Figure 11: Alternative 13 West
Figure 12: Alternative 13 Central
Figure 13: Alternative 13 East

Download the entire report. (72,107 KB)

U.S. 231/SR 46/SR 67 Corridor Planning Study Purpose and Need Statement
As indicated by the title, this document spells out purpose of the project, and what needs must be met by the proposed alternatives.

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Table of Contents

Purpose & Need Statement

Figure 1: Project Location - Spencer & Gosport Quadrangles
Figure 2: Project Location - Aerial Photograph
Figure 5: Motor Vehicle Crashes 2003-2005

Download the entire report.

Purpose and Need Statement
As indicated by the title, this document spells out purpose of the project, and what needs must be met by the proposed alternatives.


Public & Stakeholder Involvement

A public meeting was held on September 27th, 2007 in the Auditorium at the Owen Valley High School from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM to present the results of the Alternatives & Screening Report. Listed below are copies of the meeting notice, handouts, presentation, that were distributed at this meeting.

Meeting Notice
Presentation
Meeting Handouts
Public Comment Form


Alternative 13 Display
Alternatives 5 & 6 Display
Alternatives 7 & 10 Display
Alternatives 8 & 9 Display
Alternatives 11 & 12 Display


Environmental Evaluation Matrix
Transportation Evaluation Matrix
Alternatives Evaluation Summary Matrix

Natural Resources Display
Traffic Volumes & Level of Service Display

A Community Advisory Committee meeting was held on January 10th, 2007 at the Owen County State Bank from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM to discuss the Purpose and Need Statement.

CAC Meeting Summary


E-mail Comments:

Your input is extremely valuable to the U.S. US-50/SR-46/SR-67 Spencer Corridor Study Team. If you would like to send us your comments on the study, then please send them to Steve Smith.