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Commissioners discuss State Road 340

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Clay County Commissioners are currently in preliminary discussions with the Indiana Department of Transportation regarding the relinquishment of State Road 340 to Clay County. The commissioners will discuss the issue at an upcoming meeting, but no meeting has been scheduled as of yet. [Order this photo]
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) recently presented a proposal to the Clay County Commissioners concerning State Road 340.

Currently, INDOT and the commissioners are in preliminary discussions on the relinquishment of State Road 340 to Clay County, mostly about financing issues.

"They just wanted to know if we were interested and said here's what they would do," Commissioner President Charlie Brown said. "There's been money offered and some other deals, but there's a lot that needs to be ironed out."

Brown said after doing some research, he learned INDOT has offered a similar proposal for the last 12 years with four different commissioner administrations.

"From what I can see, the offers have gotten better," Brown said. "It's about long-term and short-term of what they give us. They seem to be proposing only short-term, but I'm looking at the long-term."

According to INDOT officials, after discussions are completed with the county commissioners, the state organization plans to talk with Brazil City officials about the section of SR 340 within city limits. However, Brown said, "Nothing's been promised."

Brown said the commissioners would discuss the issue at an upcoming commissioners meeting.

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Thats a GREAT idea!!! The county and city can't maintain the roads we already have.

-- Posted by no1special on Sat, Feb 11, 2012, at 9:19 AM

no1, you're correct. But you must remember, politicans were offered MONEY, that makes most of them weak kneed.

-- Posted by Matt Dillion on Sat, Feb 11, 2012, at 12:19 PM

I agree. Our streets are horrible. Just what they need is another street that will fall in disrepair.

-- Posted by Tala on Sat, Feb 11, 2012, at 10:45 PM

Just sit back and wait and see what else the Clay Co Commissioners have in store for all of us on 340...something that they have secretly underhandedly agreed upon without even giving notice to those who live on 340....see what is in store at the old brick plant/lumber mill off of 340....ask your local commissioner what they have in the works!!!!! That is all I'm gonna say!

-- Posted by clgruener on Tue, Feb 14, 2012, at 8:35 AM

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