Construction plans on GE plant moving forward

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The first step in construction of the new GE plant in Lafayette is getting underway.

Lafayette City Engineer Jenny Leshney said the city is looking for contractors to remove about 150,000 cubic yards of soil from the site of the future plant.

The soil needs to be removed before construction can begin.

Leshney said plans to bring the new plant to Tippecanoe County are moving rather quickly.

“I know their development team is working toward submitting plans and moving forward with the building project,” Leshney said. “We’re excited this is happening and hopefully we can get some good numbers to move the dirt out of the way so they can get going.”

Leshney said there is not an exact price yet on how much this first step will cost the city.

The new facility will be built in Park 350 near Veterans Memorial Parkway and U.S. 52 on Lafayette’s south side. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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