This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Construction update 08-14-2015

I visited the I-65 interchange today to see how construction on two projects was going. There was not a lot to see with the water main project. If you do not know what a directional drilling machine is, you probably would not even notice the machine below. It does amazing things. (See here and here.) The blue plastic pipes in the picture below will become the water main. The reason for plastic is that the salt used on highways corrodes steel pipe, so the city opted for plastic on this route.
 The water main construction began this week.

A lot of progress is visible on the Comfort Suites since my last visit about three weeks ago. The third floor has been added and workers were busy on the roof.
 It looks like many of the windows have been installed already. The contractors should easily meet their goal of getting the building enclosed before the cold weather arrives.
 While I was there I decided to take a picture of the Holiday Inn Express. I have never been in the building.
I kept hoping to find some good autumn scenes and never did. We have had a very pleasant first half of October.

1 comment:

Grey Friar said...

It must have been a slow day at the Holiday Inn with only 1 car parked out front.