Proposed Innovation Park In Georgetown
The Floyd County Board of Commissioners and Floyd County Redevelopment Commission are applying for a zoning map change though the Floyd County Plan Commission. The request is to change an existing sixty (60) acre tract located in Georgetown Township from Rural Residential to Office Business. The purpose for this request is the future development of Novaparke, the County’s Innovation and Technology campus.
This site was identified in the 2011 Edwardsville Gateway Master Plan to be the site for county’s effort to create a location to promote STEM business and employment development. Formerly known as the Beams and O’Brien properties, the site lends itself to the proposed use as an innovation and technology campus. The site is located in proximity to the Georgetown-Edwardsville Exit onto Interstate 64, it is located adjacent to the Town of Georgetown sanitary sewer east lift station and an Edwardsville Water Company main. As part of the proposed development plan, the County has been working with INDOT for a fully signalized intersection. This will include connecting the northern leg of the intersection with Oakes Road.
The project will be located at 6621 St Rd 64, Georgetown, IN 47122.
Project information is available for review below or at the office of the Floyd County Director of Operations and County Planning, 2524 Corydon Pike, Suite 204, New Albany, 1N 47150 between the hours of 9am-12pm and 1pm- 4pm.
Click here for the Innovation Park Project Documents
Shoulder Coring Begins for Sherman Minton Renewal
Shoulder restrictions are scheduled to start Monday, June 3 as part of the preparation for the Sherman Minton Renewal project. The work will take an estimated 25 days to complete and will include up to four miles of shoulder closures on east and west bound lanes of I-264 and I-64 in Kentucky and I-265 and I-64 in Indiana. July 10 is the expected date for completion. No restrictions will be implemented between noon on July 3 and midnight on July 8, during the Independence Day holiday.
The shoulder closures are needed to allow the team to safely conduct pavement coring and drilling work. Drivers will encounter shoulder closures overnight only, between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Mondays through Fridays.
The shoulder work follows the recent bridge survey work conducted in late April. “The pavement coring work provides data for the design of potential temporary roadway widening, where necessary, as part of the project,” said Ron Heustis, Indiana Department of Transportation project manager.
Construction is planned to start in early 2021.
The Sherman Minton Renewal is a $90+ million rehabilitation and painting project that will significantly extend the service life of the 56-year-old bridge. The double-decked bridge carries six lanes of traffic (I-64 and US 150) over the Ohio River connecting Louisville, KY and New Albany, IN. Find more information at www.shermanmintonrenewal.com.
S.R. 64 pavement restoration begins May 28 at I-64
FLOYD COUNTY, Ind.—MAC Construction will begin a $430,000 concrete pavement restoration project on a .33-mile section of S.R. 64 at I-64 in Floyd County on or after Tuesday, May 28, weather permitting.
Motorists should expect delays near the work zone as single lane closures will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday - Friday, while work is completed. Message boards will be in place at the beginning and end of the work zone and at ramps to S.R. 64/62 on I-64.
Work is expected to be complete by July 20, 2019.
Floyd County Homestead Awards Application Period Open
In celebration of Floyd County’s Bicentennial, the Floyd County Board of Commissioners are announcing the opening of the application period for the Floyd County Homestead Award. This award will honor families who have owned property in Floyd County.
To be recognized, a parcel must be owned by the same family or extended family and maintained continuous ownership for one of the four distinct time periods. Families are eligible for four distinct awards based on the age of the parcel. Families can receive Semi-centennial award for 50 years, Centennial award for 100 years, Sesquicentennial Award for 150 years or Bicentennial Award for 200 years of ownership.
For those wishing to be part of the Bicentennial Homestead Luncheon scheduled for Thursday, June 6 as part of the Floyd County 4H Fair the deadline for submission is Friday, May 10, 2019.
For those wishing for just the award, the application period for the Bicentennial Homestead Awards will last until December 31, 2019.
Click here for the Floyd County Homestead Awards Application or call the Floyd County Commissioners office at 812.948.5466 for more information.
SWCD Offers Funds for Invasive Plant Control
The Floyd County Soil & Water Conservation District announces funds are now available to landowners through newly released 2019 Clean Water Indiana grants.
Floyd County is offering funds for a new program to assist in the evaluation and eradication of invasive plants on your acreage. The SWCD is offering to pay a portion of the assistance provided by a consultant forester to help homeowners and landusers to identify invasive species on their property. This grant will also offer a trade-in payment for eradication and replacement of invasive plants in your yard. These invasive plants include the Callery/Bradford Pear Tree, Japanese Barberry, and Burning Bush.
For more information and cost-share rates and reimbursements, please contact Angel Jackson at the Floyd County Soil & Water Conservation District office at 812-945-9936.
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