The 231 Waterline Project in Jasper is coming closer to completion.
General Manager of Utilities Bud Hauersperger updated the Jasper City Council on the status of the project Wednesday evening. Provided the weather is cooperative, the construction is down to fixing the holes and cuts in the roadway the city created in order to work on the waterline. However, citizens hoping to see 231 repaved will have to wait a while longer.
The initial goal of the project was to have the waterline replaced in time for INDOT to start the repaving process of 231, that next step has since been delayed. The Indiana Department Of Transportation, INDOT, is the governmental body that is in charge of fixing state highways. The city of Jasper, like many other local cities, has their hands tied on the issue. Currently, the repaving process is set for next spring at the earliest. Additionally, citizens of Jasper should expect to see more roadwork on 231 in the future.
Currently, INDOT does have on their schedule to work on curb and ADA accessibility along the state highway through Jasper in the fall. Along with the state’s work on 231, Jasper’s Stormwater Department is looking into repairing and replacing storm sewers along 231. Though the road work can be seen as a hassle, once completed, the city hopes that 231 will not have to be work on again for a long time.