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State Paying $2.5 Million For Buggy Lanes In Daviess County

Daviess County is building buggy lanes on a county road that has been the scene of some fatal collisions.

Amish buggy

Photo: Dan Goldblatt/WFIU-WTIU News

A man in a buggy rides down Odon-Cannelburg Road, which will soon have two, 8-foot buggy lanes.

The Indiana Department of Transportation awarded Daviess County a $2.5 million grant to add two, 8-foot horse and buggy lanes on a county road in the northern part of the county.

Bill Graber is the operations manager at Graber Post Buildings—a storage facility on Odon-Cannelburg Road. Daviess County has a large Amish population, and Graber says the combination of Amish buggies riding alongside cars has created a dangerous situation.

“This is a very busy road, a lot of heavy trucks driving on this road,” he says. “Morning and evening in the twilight is when it gets really dangerous. They are hard to see.”

Graber said there will be a learning curve as people adjust to the new lanes, but in the long run, they should be much safer.

“I’m excited about it,” he says. “I think it’ll be really good for the community.”

Construction on the lanes is scheduled to begin next year.

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