Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Etna Avenue project holds groundbreaking

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

Etna Avenue, old State Route 9, was once a major thoroughfare within the City of Huntington. With two school buildings (Riverview and Horace Mann) to the south, the industrial park within one mile to the west, and the airport within one mile to the east, the City identified an economic development area that has the potential to thrive again.

The focus of a project for this area will be to reduce the risk of flooding through improved storm water management. Pedestrian safety will also be enhanced by widening the road, installing sidewalks and curbs, and linking the area to Huntington's growing network of multi-use trails. Etna Avenue will once again be a beautiful gateway to the City of Huntington. According to city officials it will take an additional 18 months to complete the project.

For answers to questions or concerns not found on the City's website, www.huntington.in.us, please contact the City Engineering Department at (260) 356-1400 and they will answer any questions you may have.

Shown in the photo from left are Greg Smith of INDOT; Steve Updike, former Mayor, City of Huntington; Bryn Keplinger, director, Community Development & Redevelopment; Joe Blomeke, president, Huntington Common Council; Anthony Goodnight, director of Public Works and Engineering Services; Mayor Brooks Fetters; Sherry Keplinger, co-owner, Mike’s Car Care and Morgan Reardon from Butler Fairman & Seufert.