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Switzerland County, In. — Indiana Department of Transportation officials say work on a $1,710,218 small structure project impacting four sites along State Road 156 in Switzerland County will begin in early 2019.Sunesis Construction Company of West Chester, Ohio, has been contracted to replace a concrete box culvert north of Patriot, install a pipe structure south of Patriot and fit two drainage pipes with liners—one at Markland, the other south of Rising Sun. The culvert and pipe replacements will require closures of S.R. 156 for a total of 45 days. The highway at both locations will not be closed at the same time.S.R. 156 culvert removal and replacement—6 miles east of S.R. 250 at Forty Wink Creek and a tributary to the Ohio River. The new installation will be a 12- X 8-foot reinforced concrete box structure measuring 94 feet in length. Traffic count at the site is 1,130 vehicles per day.S.R. 156 pipe replacement—8.7 miles east of S.R. 101 at a tributary to the Ohio River. The new installation is a 60-inch drainage pipe measuring 73 feet in length. Traffic count at the site is 880 vehicles per day.S.R. 156 pipe lining—4.8 miles east of S.R. 56 at a tributary to Log Lick Creek. An existing 72-inch pipe measuring 105 feet in length will be lined to maintain structure integrity and extend service life. Traffic count at the Markland site is 4,835 vehicles per day. Traffic impact will be minimal.S.R. 156 pipe lining—5.2 miles east of S.R. 250 at a tributary to the Ohio River. An existing 72-inch pipe measuring 97 feet in length will be lined to maintain structure integrity and extend service life. Traffic count at the site south of Rising Sun is 1,130 vehicles per day. Traffic impact will be minimal.All four project locations are in Posey Township.The contractor plans to be onsite for pipe lining operations during February and March. Culvert and pipe replacements are scheduled to be done in April and May. Construction signs will be put in place on January 7.
Nigerian winger Samuel Kalu has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with former Belgian Champions KAA Gent from Slovakian side AS Trencin for an undisclosed fee.Kalu will join his compatriots Moses Simon, Anderson Esiti, Rabiu Ibrahim and William Troost-Ekong at the Belgian side.The 19-year-old will also be the third Nigerian who has moved from Trencin to Gent after Rabiu Ibrahim and Moses Simon. Kalu, who can play from the wing or as a second striker, joined Trencin in January 2016 and won the Slovakian league title with them as well as the Slovakian Cup.The pacy winger played 42 matches for Trencin, scoring six goals and providing eight assists in his debut season in Europe which prompted Gent to sign him on.Kalu, like Moses Simon, is a product of GBS Academy in Jos, Nigeria, and will continue his football education with the Buffaloes until 2020.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram