State to pay for road damage in Montgomery on “unofficial” detour


        In road related business the Daviess County Commissioners approved an agreement with INDOT where the State will pay $70,000 to repair damage to Old Highway 50 south of Montgomery, that occurred when the road was used as an unofficial detour while INDOT was working on U.S. 50.   And the Commissioners gave the Highway Department permission to use $250,000 to upgrade CR 450 N for truck traffic traveling to and from the Perdue mill.  

County Highway Superintendent Phil Cornelius reported the 15th Street Bridge project in Washington was running on schedule and should be completed by December 7.  Cornelius told the Daviess County Commissioners Tuesday that  the bridge deck has been poured along with the east side of 15th Street.   Cornelius also mentioned that anyone seeking information about the progress of any county project could go to the county’s web site, for up-to-date reports. 

           The Commissioners tabled discussion of tuck pointing the Courthouse to take quotes on supervising the project.  As a designated “historic building” repairs and upkeep of the Courthouse have to meet Department of Natural Resources standards on the repair of the masonry and caulking.