County Road 400 S Update
The first phase of the Cass County’s 400 South project is complete. The road includes a new, wider surface, with curbing and new drainage infrastructure. The first phase of the 14 million dollar corridor project runs from Old State Road 25 to just east of 400W at the east edge of Clymers. CR 400 West was also resurfaced for about a third of a mile south of Clymers as a part of the project. Deichman Excavating of Logansport served as the primary contractor on this phase, with Logansport-based Central Paving and Slusser’s Green Thumb also performing work.
Phase 2 of the 400 South project is scheduled for bid letting in November of this year, with phase 3 scheduled to bid in the summer of 2018. These two phases will take the project from Clymers to County Road 175 West. The fourth and final phase runs from 175 W to State Road 29. While phase 4 has been funded, a project time line has not yet been established.
Approximately 80 percent of the project cost has been funded by federal highway money, while the local share is funded with CEDIT dollars and funds from the 2013 relinquishment of State Road 25. The corridor, when complete, will provide a connection between SR 29 and SR 25, and will serve as a conduit for truck traffic to access the Cass County Agribusiness Park on the north side of the State Road 25.
SOURCE: News release from Cass County Commissioners