Tuesday morning representatives from INDOT were joined by county, city and other dignitaries for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new 40,000 square foot Plymouth Sub District on the soon to be named Jack Greenlee Drive.
The state of the art facility replaces the existing Plymouth Sub District building and salt barn which was built in 1978. The new facility will serve not only Marshall County but Fulton, Starke and Saint Joe counties. Including state highways in Bremen, Mishawaka, Plymouth, Rochester and South Bend.
The $7.2 million sub district facility includes a 21,000 square foot with a full service garage, 8 maintenance bays, wash bays for 2 trucks and administrative offices and conference room. The new salt building is double the size of the existing one at nearly 19,000 square feet and allows trucks to load inside out of the winter weather. Also included is a brine de-icer making system.
Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter said, “Plymouth is proud to be home to INDOT’s newest addition. The capital investment from INDOT will build a state of the art Sub District facility, which is truly unique for the area and demonstrates their commitment to transportation routes.”
Commissioner Kevin Overmyer said, “A safe, reliable and well-maintained transportation system is key for Marshall County. We see the INDOT facility as a significant asset to the community and the growing U.S. 30 and U.S. 31 corridors.”
LaPorte District Deputy Commissioner of INDOT, Rick Powers said, “This new facility reaffirms our partnership with the locals. We realize our state roads are their main streets, and this new Plymouth Sub District will ensure we will continue to take care of what we have by utilizing the latest technology combined with the veteran leadership and knowledge of our INDOT staff.”