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INDOT breaks ground in Plymouth for new facility

Indiana highways are getting a new state of the art maintenance facility. 

On Tuesday, work began on the $7 million, 40,000 square foot building in Plymouth. 

The Indiana Department of Transportation says the former building was built in 1978 and is in need of an upgrade. 

“It has been 15 years in discussion.  We only have one more sub-district to build in our long-range plan after this.” says Steve McAvoy, Director of Facilities Management. 

The new facility will be home to INDOT crews and a new salt facility that will be able to hold more than 7,000 tons of salt. 

“All of our maintenance will come out of this facility. That also includes the winter maintenance operation. So the snow and ice removal will be based out of here," says an INDOT official. 

INDOT says the goal is to be operational by December 2017.

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