MT. COMFORT — Three vacant houses will be razed this fall to make way for the multilane roundabout at Mt. Comfort Road and CR 300N.
The Hancock County Commissioners Tuesday decided to spend a total of $32,586 on contracts to demolish the buildings, two of which have been deemed in the way of the road construction project that’s been debated for years.
The third house, a red brick structure just south of where the roundabout will be built, is not necessarily in the way of the project. Still, the county purchased the land earlier this year, and the Hancock County Redevelopment Commission decided it should be cleared to make room for economic development along the corridor just south of Indianapolis Regional Airport.
That house will be demolished by Smith Projects for $7,750. The work will be paid for with funds from the Tax Increment Finance district.
The houses on the northeast and southeast corners of the intersection will be demolished by Leonard Excavating for a total of $24,836. Those demolitions will be funded with general road and street funds.