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FAQs

 

Thank you for your interest in the Lilly Project in Lebanon, Indiana. 

During the building phase of the project, Fluor and Eli Lilly & Company together are dedicated to:

  • Delivering clear and transparent communications to all stakeholders
  • Minimizing disruptions to everyday life
  • Adding immediate and lasting value to the local community through nonprofit engagement, legacy projects, and employee giving and volunteerism

Our team regularly meets with members of the community to share project updates and answer questions. If you have a question not answered below, contact us. We provide regular updates via text and email for community members who opt in for information from project representatives.

Here are the answers to frequently asked questions.

 

Construction

Q: How does Lilly campus fit into the LEAP district being created in Boone County Indiana?

A: The Lilly Lebanon Project campus is the first tenant in the Indiana’s LEAP (Limitless Exploration/Advanced Pace) District. The LEAP campus is expected to be more than 9,000 acres. The Lilly campus is 600 acres located on the east side of I65 north of Lebanon.

The remaining LEAP District will be west of I65 and is designed for companies in the advanced manufacturing, research and development, life sciences, technology, and microelectronics and semiconductor industries. For more information on the State of Indiana’s LEAP project, visit the LEAP website.

 

Q: Who is the contractor responsible for campus construction?

A: Lilly Lebanon Project 1 (LP1) construction is being performed by Fluor Corporation, which is based in Irving, Texas. Jacobs, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, along with Messer Construction from Cincinnati, Ohio, are managing construction of the second facility referred to as Lilly Lebanon Project 2 (LP2).

 

 Q: How will the Lilly Lebanon Project be linked to utilities?

Utilities for Lilly’s campus and the two main projects underway, LP1 and LP2 are from the City of Lebanon through Boone REMC and Lebanon Water.

 

Q: What similar facilities have these companies built in the past?

A: Fluor, a Fortune 500 company, has some 40,000 employees who provide professional and technical solutions that deliver safe, well-executed, capital-efficient projects to clients around the world. The company has provided engineering, procurement and construction services for more than 110 years. The project team supporting the Lilly LP1 site has executed multi-billion-dollar work for Advanced Technologies and Life Sciences clients across the country and around the world.

With approximately $15 billion in annual revenue and a talent force of approximately 60,000 professionals, Jacobs provides services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

Messer provides unmatched leadership of complex, commercial construction projects. For 90 years, the transformational investment in people, communities and innovative building solutions has enhanced the landscape of the places Messer calls home.

 

Jobs

Q: How many jobs will this project create during construction?

A: The project will create approximately 4,000 temporary construction jobs.

 

Q: How do I find out about construction/craft job openings

A: Lilly LP1 is being managed by Fluor Corporation and developed under a merit shop approach utilizing both union and open shop contractors. Applications for craft positions should be directed to the local signatory unions or the contractors participating in the project. For available engineering or construction support positions visitwww.fluor.com/careers.

 

 Q: How do I find out about jobs available at LP1 and LP2 once construction is complete?

Visit the Eli Lilly and Company website job search page. 

 

Site Information

Q: What can immediate neighbors expect regarding disruptions during Lilly facility construction?

A: Both Lilly and Fluor understand the impact site construction has on the local community, particularly to immediate, fence-line neighbors, and are committed to maintaining a safe construction zone for our neighbors.  

Construction traffic, noise, dust, and light mitigation are considered often during the project build. The project team regularly communicates with neighbors about upcoming construction events and how they could impact people living in the area.

 

Q: What’s happening at the site right now?

Current work includes site prep work and infrastructure development that includes placement of temporary power poles and lines; stormwater system installation; retention pond and workforce parking lot construction; office and support trailer set ups; temporary interior roadway grading and paving as well as drilling rigid inclusions that support production building foundations. The construction team made the first steel placement at the site on Dec. 20, 2023, at the Central Utilities Building. 

The team is sending quarterly updates to share construction progress. For the most recent update click here.

 

Q: At the project’s peak, there will be more than 4,000 construction workers on the site. How will that impact Lebanon roadways, restaurant owners and businesses?

As site work progresses and staffing increases, extensive planning and continuous improvements will be made as the team pursues ways to lessen area impact. Current plans include staggard work shifts, car-pooling, increased and improved access points into the site, and on-site meal service in partnership with local business owners. Current site work includes dedicated interior haul roads to reduce back and forth traffic on perimeter county roads used by the community.

 

Q: What improvements are being made to accommodate the increase in construction traffic?

The Indiana Department of Transportation and LEAP developer have several roadway projects underway to accommodate anticipated traffic volumes. These roadway improvements are well underway with expected completion in spring 2024. 

 

N150W (Witt Road North) 

  • Improvements between CR-450 and SR47 include replacing and widening this roadway and replacing the existing bridge over Spring Creek. The bridge work includes a new, larger stormwater pipe outlet from the Lebanon Project. 

 

N150W (Witt Road South)

  • Witt Road north of CR-300 was milled and paved at the end of 2023 to help remedy the wear this access point to the project was seeing with heavy equipment traffic throughout the year. Other improvements will be coming in 2024.

 

CR-375 

  • West of the rail line, improvements include a widened roadway with shoulders and center medians, drainage, and upgraded railroad crossing with gates. 
  • East of rail line, improvements include a wider roadway with a shoulder and replacement of an existing culvert, with a new, small structure box culvert over Storms Ditch.

 

US52 at CR-300 

  • Improvements include a new traffic signal at this intersection and the addition of turn lanes on US52 and CR-300.

 

Witt Road Bypass 

  • This new connector road is just east of the railroad tracks and links CR-375 and CR-450.  In addition to providing farmers access to nearby fields without having to drive on nearby state routes, this roadway will provide access to workers, also keeping them off SR-39.  

 

In 2024 CR-450 will be widened and paved. For road improvement project details visit the IEDC LEAP website

 

Communication and Community

Q: How will timely project information be shared with the community? 

The construction team has a dedicated Community Relations & Communications team responsible for ensuring we communicate regularly with the community. This team is available to answer questions by phone or email. Be sure to sign up for project related text messages and emails and look for web updates and other channels for receiving project news. For those interested in doing business with the project, special events are hosted by our procurement team to engage area business owners who want to support the project.

  • Anyone, at any time (24/7), can ask for information/share concerns by calling 866-LP-GROWS.
  • Community members can sign up to receive project status emails.
  • Opt in to join a project construction text notification list by texting LPConstruction to 91896.

Go to the contact us page on this website to opt into our communications tools.

 

Q: I see Fluor and Lilly supporting nonprofits in the community. Can you tell me about the programs?

A: Fluor and Lilly both are committed to giving back to the communities where staff lives and works. Both companies have structured programs that including giving time, treasure and talent. 

Focus areas for both companies include: health, racial justice, education, action and advocacy in our communities, and minimizing our environmental impact.

The community relations program will continue to grow and evolve as construction advances and as work moves from building the facilities into operations.

 

Q: Who do I contact to learn more about the community relations programs Fluor and Lilly are operating in the community?

If you are a local non-profit leader, email jeff.wagner@Fluor.com or katherine.reasoner@lilly.com to tell us about your mission and needs in the community.