The predicted gutting of Speck begins as Mayor Jeff Gahan gives the finger to complete streets advocates.


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Firm hired to provide options for changing New Albany street grid, by Daniel Suddeath (News and Tribune)

NEW ALBANY — New Albany will likely take at least six more months to decide upon any changes to the street grid in downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods.

The New Albany Board of Public Works and Safety approved a contract Tuesday to hire the Scottsburg firm HWC Engineering. The firm will review planner Jeff Speck’s proposal for changing the street grid, as well as input received by the public during three meetings earlier this year, and provide three options for the city consider.

It’s expect the conceptual design will take at least six months to prepare. If the city elects to move forward with one of the options, the project engineering is estimated to take up to another year to prepare.