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About Seymour

The City of Seymour is located one hour south of Indianapolis, one hour north of Louisville and one and one-half hours west of Cincinnati. Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana is the place to live your future! Seymour has a population of approximately 20,000 residents and is served by Mayor Matthew Nicholson, Clerk-Treasurer Darrin Boas and seven Councilmembers.

Seymour is a thriving industrial, commercial, and residential community based on well-planned growth and progress. The quality of life is demonstrated by Seymour’s “small town” yet bustling atmosphere, beautiful parks and open spaces, attractive landscaping and arterial streets, a low crime rate, quality schools and affordable housing. Because of the geographic location, a pro-business environment, and a proactive local government — Seymour is expected to continue to grow.

The Downtown Seymour Streetscape Plan was adopted by City Council to be added to the City of Seymour Comprehensive plan.

Learn more about the Plans for Downtown Seymour Indiana

The Burkart Opportunity Zone plan was funded by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with LISC and Brookings Institution’s Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center for
Transformative Placemaking.







West Second Street Public Information Meeting

A federally-funded project to reconstruct a portion of West Second Street is moving forward after some major design changes. 

The $10.66 million project will no longer include two roundabouts, but will still improve intersections at Community Drive and Westgate Road/Airport Road for better traffic flow and pedestrian safety.  

Plans call for full-depth pavement reconstruction from Lasher Drive east to Pine Street and resurfacing from Pine Street east to Indianapolis Ave. for a total of 1.25 miles. 

The city will conduct a second public information meeting on the project at 5 p.m. on Jan. 24 in council chambers at city hall. Those attending should use the Third Street entrance. The meeting will serve as a follow-up to the public meeting held on Aug. 18, 2021.  

This meeting is only for the West Second Street project and no other projects will be addressed.  

The project is being funded with 80% federal money and a 20% or $2.13 million local match to come from the Seymour Redevelopment Commission. 

West Second Street has been a priority of the city for years. Phases were completed in 2016 and 2017. This completes the entire corridor. 

As part of the project, the existing sidewalk on the south side of the street will be widened to 5 feet to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The sidewalk along the north side will be removed and replaced with an 8-foot-wide asphalt multi-use path which will be separated from the roadway by a 5-foot-wide grass buffer strip. 

A new storm sewer line and curb inlet structures will be installed to help improve drainage in the area, a problem that residents have dealt with for years.  

Another improvement will be the addition of a 280-foot, 12-foot by 6-foot, four-sided concrete box culvert to replace the existing piping that conveys the Von Fange ditch under West Second Street.  

Existing traffic signals will be replaced at the Community Drive Walnut and Chestnut streets intersections and new street lighting will be installed along the multi-use path. Existing streetlights are expected to be replaced too. 

Construction, which is slated to begin in 2024, will be completed in stages allowing the street to be closed blocks at a time. Access to all properties will be maintained during construction. Those impacted by the project, including Seymour Community School Corp.  and emergency services, will be notified of potential road closures and detours prior to construction. 

The project should be completed by the end of 2024; however, some paving may get carried over to spring 2025. 

Click here to view a larger PDF version of this Project

Click here to view an additional PDF of the Second Street Project

Media Contact: January Rutherford, public information specialist
Email: jrutherford@seymourin.org  Phone: 812-216-5644



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