US 421 Approach to Bridge Gets Formal Presentation in Madison

February 13, 2018


The long and winding road (no pun intended) to Madison having a change to the driving approach to the Milton-Madison Bridge from Main Street will have another hearing, this one being considered a formal version.

Below is a video we produced in August of 2016 while they were deciding between 2 options:

And here is a story we produced in January of 2017 after a decision had been made:

And now, in February of 2018, in order to solicit public comment about proposed plans for U.S. Highway 421’s approach to the bridge, this newest meeting will take place next Tuesday evening at Brown Gym (100 Broadway Street).

The Indiana Department of Transportation will record statements from individuals pertaining to its recently published Environmental Assessment document and the selection of a preferred route for constructing a half-mile section of U.S. 421 that leads to the Ohio River bridge.

Brown Gym doors will open at 4 p.m.—allowing public viewing of plans and affording the opportunity to talk with INDOT officials and design team members for Project 421.

Real estate personnel will be present to answer questions regarding right-of-way acquisition.

At 6 p.m., the state will make a presentation highlighting the environmental document and proposed route.

The public hearing will immediately follow the presentation.

At that time, for-the-record comments from individuals with concerns or comments about the assessment or route plan will be recorded.

Verbal statements recorded during the hearing and all written comments submitted prior to, during and for a 2-week post-hearing period ending March 7 will be considered before development of final engineering plans.

Written comments may be submitted to:  INDOT Public Hearings, IGCN Room N642, 100 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204—or to: INDOT Seymour District Communications Office, 185 Agrico Lane, Seymour, Indiana 47274.

Comments may be emailed to: or

Project 421 is the study of U.S. 421 through Madison approaching the Milton-Madison Bridge.  Its purpose has been the selection of a route that best addresses safety concerns, mobility challenges and pedestrian connectivity.

View Project 421’s website at