Vigo County Commissioners Tuesday awarded Wabash Valley Asphalt a contract for $1,983,812 for paving roads. The company was the sole bidder on the paving work. Vigo County in April received a $1 million matching grant through the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Community Crossings program. The county plans to install a 1 1/4-inch asphalt overlay on several county roads by the end of the year. Vigo County Engineer/Highway Director Larry Robbins told commissioners the highway department will work to place door hangers to give residents a time range of when project work will be in an area, which is dependent on weather. The highway department has already been doing preparation work. In other business, commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding for funding of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which is now under the Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation. West Central Indiana Economic Development District had served as the MPO for the city and county since 1974. That changed this year when Gov. Eric Holcomb approved moving the MPO to the Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation. The transition was effective July 1.


Howard Greninger