Bartholomew County will be holding an open house and dedication from 10 a.m. to noon today for the new county highway garage.
The previous county garage on State Street was landlocked with little room for expansion and the building was classified as functionally obsolete. County officials built the new structure on 11.25 acres neighboring the Clay Township Fire Department on rural 25th Street on the east side of Columbus. The property was previously owned by the county Solid Waste Management District.
The project was paid for with a $6 million bond and out of county income tax revenues.
The garage is at 10163 E 25th St.