3rd and Melbourne reopens after two month closure

Last Updated on March 9, 2021 by Cass County Online

The intersection of 3rd Street and Melbourne Avenue in Logansport reopened Tuesday, March 9, 2021. It had closed Monday, January 4.

LMU’s multimillion-dollar Melbourne Avenue wet weather (stormwater) project began the week of February 4, 2019. This project will involve stacking two 10-foot diameter pipes under the roadway along Melbourne Avenue, from Eel River Avenue, east to 5th Street.

They are also constructing a pump station at 1st and Melbourne.

The project is part of a federal requirement to reduce overflows of wastewater into the rivers during heavy rainfall. The pipes will store water during heavy rains, then gradually release the water back to LMU’s sewage collection system to be treated at LMU’s wastewater plant.

3rd Street is expected to close again south of the intersection later this year, as INDOT has a bridge deck overlay project scheduled during the third quarter of 2021 for the bridge over the Wabash River. You can find other upcoming state road projects at nextlevelroads.com.