A spokesman for Indiana and Michigan Power reported Wednesday most of the parking lot at the largely-vacant Decatur Plaza shopping center on the north edge of the city will close within days in anticipation of work to make way for a future I&M substation.
According to Communications Consultant Tracy Warner, the project is part of a “major enhancement of I&M’s transmission system in the area.” The project will increase reliability of electric service in Adams County, Warner said.
The demolition of structures at the plaza and later substation work at a future time will not affect the west plaza building that houses True Value hardware, he said. Parking will remain available in front of the True Value store.
Barricades will be placed at the U.S. 27 entrance on the east side of the plaza and at the eastern-most entrance off Winchester Road. The second Winchester Road entrance —closest to True Value — will remain open.
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