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A half-mile stretch of Lincoln Road will close for 90 days starting on Monday for a major renovation project.

Road and infrastructure work will take place on the street from Park Road to Webster Street, both of which will remain open during construction.

Kokomo City Engineer Carey Stranahan said the $2-million project will lower the pavement elevation, install new storm drainage, put in new curbs on both sides of the street, new drive approaches and replace a new sidewalk on the road’s north side.

He said the project has been under consideration for nearly 20 years. Design of the project has been underway for a few years.

The main goals of the project are to improve the drainage, vertical alignment and pavement condition of the roadway, Stranahan said. The new sidewalk on the north side aims to improve pedestrian mobility.

The road closure will bar access to two entrances into the Maple Crest subdivision located around the Kokomo Country Club golf course, but local residents will always be able to get to their destinations, he said.

Road construction was intended to start last month, but utility work by NIPSCO delayed the start of the project, which is being paid for with a mix of local and federal funds.

Carson Gerber can be reached at 765-854-6739, or on Twitter @carsongerber1.

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Carson Gerber is a reporter for the Kokomo Tribune and can be reached at 765-854-6739, or on Twitter @carsongerber1.

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