Road construction projects abound in Fishers. Be prepared for your commute with this update. Information was provided by Jeff Hill, Town of Fishers director of engineering, fishers.in.us and Nathan Riggs, media realations director at INDOT Greenfield District.
96th Street and Allisonville Road Project
What it is: The intersection improvement project will install a “Michigan left” turn lane that should reduce wait times.
Progress and Completion: Intersection improvements are on schedule and should be completed by November 2012. The road will be open, but cosmetic work could continue through next year.
Estimated Total Cost: $8.63 million
Roundabout at 131st Street and Lantern Road
What it is: A roundabout will replace the current four-way stop, in an attempt to alleviate traffic in the area. The road is closed for the next 30 days.
Progress and Completion: The intersection is set to reopen before the new school year begins.
Estimated Total Cost: $761,000
126th Street Project
What it is: Construction at 126th Street between Promise Road and Westmorland Drive has three phases. The project aims to widen the two-lane road to a four-lane divided roadway, as well as revitalize paths and sidewalks along the corridor. Signal installation is another aspect of the construction project. Expect partial closures.
Progress and Completion: Phase II of the project will be completed by the end of June, but phase III won’t be finished until November this year.
Estimated Total Cost: $17,976,681.57
131st Street and Ind. 37
What it is: A handful of projects along Ind. 37 will begin this month. These projects include pavement resurfacing, added turn lanes and construction of a new road at 135 Place, connecting Britton Park Drive and Ind. 37 in an effort to spur development.
Progress and Completion: Construction starts within the next few weeks and is slated for completion in the fall.
Estimated Total Cost: $3 million
Roundabout at Fall Creek Road and Brook School Road
What it is: A roundabout will eliminate the intersection at Fall Creek Road and Brook School Road. The intersection will be partially closed. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be maintained.
Progress and Completion: The roundabout is still in the design process. Its start may be pushed back to the fall.
Estimated Total Cost: Construction costs $1.1 million, according to Jeff Hill, Town of Fishers director of engineering, and includes resurfacing Fall Creek to just west Brook School Road.
INDOT and Hamilton County Projects
What it is: INDOT closed the Allisonville Road bridge over I-465 and began improvements on I-69. The Allisonville Road project is a conversion to a single-point urban interchange, which will allow for all left-turn motions to happen at the same time. Turn lanes will also be added so the bridge will ultimately have a total of five lanes going each way. The exit ramps will remain open throughout construction. Commuters on I-69 will experience lane shifts as INDOT adds new ramps, a two-lane flyover and turn lanes. The county is replacing a bridge on Cumberland Road, closing the road. It should be reopened by the first week of August.
Progress and Completion: The bridge over I-465 is slated for completion in approximately three months. Nathan Riggs, media relations director from INDOT Greenfield district, said improvements on northbound I-69 should wrap by November 15, but southbound improvements won’t be completed until October 2013.
Estimated Total Cost: INDOT’s bridge over I-465 costs $19 million. The improvements to I-69 cost $18.2 million. The county’s bridge project on Cumberland Road is estimated to cost $550,000.