ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana officials hope to begin work by this summer on an estimated $3 million project to replace a deteriorating dam that holds back dozens of acres of water near Lake Manitou.
The Rochester Sentinel reports the Fulton County Commissioners signed a contract this week with a company that will oversee bidding in April for the effort to replace the Mt. Zion dam and a connected bridge about 40 miles south of South Bend.
The dam replacement is getting about $2 million in federal stimulus funding, while federal highway money will fund the bridge.
County Commissioner Roger Rose says work should start by early summer and be completed by next winter.
The dam holds back dozens of acres of water that eventually feeds into Lake Manitou.
Information from: The Rochester Sentinel, http://www.rochsent.com