Daviess County Commissioners Nathan Gabhart and Michael Taylor officially opened Cannelburg Road or CR 900 E. from 1250 N. to 600 N. Tuesday afternoon. This portion of the project provides a new 6.5 mile stretch of buggy lanes on the highly traveled roadway. This was the second and third phases of this four-phased project.Cannelburg Road is a partnership between Daviess County and the Indiana Department of Transportation.
“INDOT has been a great partner,” said Commissioner Nathan Gabhart. “We truly appreciate their willingness to continue to assist with funding on this project. It simply would not have been feasible without their financial assistance.”
“This overall corridor project has been in the works for over 11 years; it started prior to me coming into office,” said Commissioner Michael Taylor. “It is a fabulous project and creates safety for all who drive this roadway as well as the bicycles, buggies and walkers. Safety is always our greatest concern for all the residents of Daviess County.”
Deputy Commissioner of the Vincennes District for INDOT, Rusty Fowler, said, “The words that come to mind when looking at the completion of these phases of the roadway project are vision, commitment and safety. INDOT is proud to be a partner with Daviess County for this project.”
“This roadway has been built with the future in mind. With over 185 industries and businesses that utilize this roadway today in the middle of our Amish population, we anticipate additional growth and this roadway is designed to handle that additional growth safely,” County Highway Supervisor Phil Cornelius added. “There is no way of us ever knowing how many lives might have been saved by the changes to this roadway. But, saving lives was what this roadway was all about. That is why discussions began, and why we are now seeing eight miles of roadway completed. We have one more phase to go, and that is under design and has a letting date of March 2021. Once that final phase is complete we will have this 11.5 mile corridor completed."