Central Indiana's Camp Atterbury is preparing for more than $75 million in new construction to add three new barracks, a dining hall and an expanded rail spur to accommodate bigger shipments to the post.
The Daily Journal reports that the new dormitory-style barracks will allow the post to train more service members and bring in larger units more frequently. The barracks and a new dining hall will cost about $52 million.
Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger estimates the post will spend another $25 million to expand a rail spur to accommodate shipments
of vehicles, equipment and gear to the base for training exercises.
He says the projects will allow the post 30 miles south of Indianapolis to handle its new role as a major training and testing center.