A well-traveled road in the Evansville/Vanderburgh County area is in the next stages of getting a facelift.
The Vanderburgh County Commissioners voted to award a $4.6 million contract to JBI construction on Tuesday for the revamping and revitalization of Kansas Road.
The construction project will target just under a mile of Kansas Road, which in its entirety, stretches from Petersburg Road out past I-69. The project will add sidewalks, parking, and improve upon "inadequate curves" along the winding road.
“This transformational project brings improved safety to drivers and residents on Kansas Road”, stated Commissioner Ben Shoulders. “Kansas Road will soon be continuously upgraded from its western end at Petersburg, through its intersection at SR 57 to Green River Road.”
The Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners says the project will help improve safety for visitors at churches and cemeteries along Kansas Road.
The project is funded through the Burkhardt Tax Increment Finance District. Engineering by American Structurepoint began in August of 2017, and work is expected to be completed by December of 2022.