WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Construction plans for Happy Hollow Road in West Lafayette become clearer for nearby residents.
City engineer Dave Buck said plans are about 75 percent done, but officials are looking for input from neighbors to make sure the project meets their needs.
Buck said the input from meetings between residents,city leaders and planners will be incorporated into the proposal, which is expected to be done by next February.
Residents we spoke with said that the information up to this point in the process has been informative. While the actual construction will be a pain, they said it will be worth it when it's done.
"A lot of people like myself are enthusiastic about the project. It'll be nice to actually have safe walkways up and down Happy Hollow. I, myself, have small children, so currently trying to take a walk or push them in a stroller along that shoulder is quite treacherous," said Guthrie.
"It's needed to be done for a long time. I think it will improve things around the area quite a lot. It'll be inconvenient for quite a long time, but it's something that's necessary and needs to be done," said Hinman.
City engineer Dave Buck said 80 percent of the project will be paid for with federal grant money. Construction is expected to get underway in late summer or early fall of 2014, with a completion date set for August 2015.
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