Star Valley Way

Roadblocks are pictured at the intersection of Rake and Star Valley roads in Starlight in this file photo. The roadway, which opened in December, will make a safer thoroughfare from Starlight to Borden. 

CLARK COUNTY—The Star Hill Road project has been pushed back a week due to a delay with the guardrail installation, Jack Coffman, Clark County Commissioners' president, said.

The new road,which was scheduled to open Dec. 4, has been renamed Star Valley Way and will open at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the intersection of Ind. 60 and Star Valley Way. The official dedication and name change will take place in spring, Brian Dixon, Clark County engineer, said.

The project, which was first discussed 60 years ago as a way to more safely connect Borden and Starlight, got more active within the last decade. Though funding and other setbacks pushed the project back in the early years, construction began in earnest December 2012.

Dixon said the final total project cost was close to $13.6 million, with 80 percent of that coming from federal funding channeled through the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Of the 20 percent that Clark County is responsible for, $1 million was funded by an Office of Community and Rural Affairs grant and most of the remainder was handled by relinquished funds Clark County received when taking over parts of several state highways, Dixon said.