Bids for overpass project due in October

If you’ve been entering or leaving Columbus from the city’s west side, you’ve no doubt noticed that the area is being prepped for a new $30 million overpass taking vehicle traffic over the railroad tracks at State Road 46 and Indiana 11. During a recent edition of “All News in the Morning,” Mayor Jim Lienhoop says that utility relocation work is currently underway. He adds that everything is “on track,” schedule-wise.

The State of Indiana, city and county officials, along with the Louisville & Indianapolis Railroad and CSX Railroad came to together to fund this project.

Lienhoop says that construction is expected to start later this year and will likely be wrapped up, aside from some landscaping elements, by the fourth quarter of next year.

You can listen to John Foster’s entire interview with Mayor Lienhoop by visiting