Seymour receives $4 million for Burkart Boulevard extension


Seymour has been awarded $4 million in federal infrastructure improvement funds from the state to build a new road extending Burkart Boulevard south of U.S. 50.

The project includes construction of a railroad overpass to give motorists a route for getting around trains traveling on the Louisville and Indianapolis rail line, which runs through the city, bisecting it into east and west halves.

Of the nearly $80 million awarded Monday by the Indiana Department of Transportation, Seymour received the highest single amount. A total of 64 cities, towns and counties received funding.

Mayor Craig Luedeman said he was happy the city will be able to move forward with the first phase of the Burkart South project, which will take the road from U.S. 50 south through farm fields to South O’Brien Street near Silgan Plastics.

The overpass will cross the rail line southeast of Silgan and just north of East County Road 340N.

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