County fairgrounds to receive upgrades

Construction will soon begin within the fences of the Tippecanoe County Fairground.

Posted: Jul 23, 2018 6:13 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Construction will soon begin within the fences of the Tippecanoe County Fairground.

Tippecanoe County Commissioner David Byers said it will come in two phases.
The project includes designing and re-building the main horse barn.
The barn would be part of the first phase scheduled to begin in early September of this year.

Byers said this phase will be the lesser of the two, but will still bring changes to the grounds.
"What they're really going to see in the first phase is probably not a lot. Around by way, there will be a new horse barn which is kind of out where the old pole strip used to be. The oldest of the two horse barns currently will be taken down with a new retention pond will being there," said Byers.

Not only are buildings getting upgrades, the overall grounds will, as well. "These trees are getting old and they have lived their life, so we're going to be removing a lot of those. By doing that we can reconstruct the ground to where we can hopefully get all the water to flow out," said Byers.

Phase one will also see upgrades to sewage and electrical components across the grounds.

The second phase will bring larger upgrades.
"That's when the brand new collesium, the north and the east wings will be getting built. We become A-D-A compatible. Brand new restrooms, new office spaces, able for conventions or trade shows to be able to happen here," said David Byers.

While there is no exact scheduled start day for phase two, Byers hopes to see it start after next year's fair.

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