Melbourne Avenue grand-reopening postponed

Last Updated on November 16, 2021 by Logansport Municipal Utilities

(The photo above was taken on Sept. 30, 2021).

Update as of Nov. 16, 2021: Due to continued final stages needing to be completed by the contractors working on Melbourne Avenue, the grand re-opening is being postponed until next month.

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The media and public are invited to the grand re-opening of Melbourne Avenue in Logansport, Indiana, after two years of being closed off to traffic for stormwater and wastewater improvements.

After receiving a road level facelift and new underground piping, the road alongside the Wabash River will be completely opened for vehicular traffic. Two 10-foot diameter pipes were installed under the roadway along Melbourne from Eel River Avenue east to 5th Street, as part of Logansport Municipal Utilities’ long-term control plan. New federal and state regulations require less overflow from the combined wastewater and stormwater system into the Eel and Wabash rivers. The project also includes a new pump station, built at 1st Street and Melbourne Avenue. The work was led by Indianapolis-based Wilhelm Construction.

The media and public are invited to attend the ribbon cutting / grand opening, which will include a brief statement from Logansport Mayor Chris Martin and photo/video opportunities of the revamped road with a little “mini parade” of vehicles. The celebration will be held November 17, 2021 on Melbourne Avenue, behind The Depot (4th Street) at 11 a.m.

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Municipal Utilities

About Logansport Municipal Utilities: LMU is a municipal owned, board-operated electric and water utility serving the city of Logansport and surrounding county areas in northern Indiana. Started in 1894,
the utility offers carbon free electricity and clean water to over 20,000 residents and businesses. LMU continues to serve and drive redevelopment in the region. For more information about LMU: logansportutilities.com