7th Road project moving ahead

PLYMOUTH - The project to extend 7th Road in Marshall County continues.
In current plans 7th Road will become the major interchange for the city of Plymouth with the new U.S. 31 currently under construction.

That plan includes the linking of 7th Road eventually with Pine Road on the city's west side to create a single connection between new U.S. 31 and U.S. 30 just north of Plymouth.

City Attorney Jim Clevenger reported to the Marshall County Commissioners that the purchase of parcels of land for the purpose of the construction continues with four parcels now secure. Deeds for the parcels have been secured with County Auditor Penny Lukenbill processing the claims for payment on each.

Clevenger told the Commissioners that several other parcels needed for the construction of the road have been a little more troublesome. He has filed condemnation suits in those cases including a suit against the owners of two bill boards that are also in the path of the proposed construction.

(Additional details on the land acquisitions and project are included in the print edition of the May 7 Pilot News.)