The Commute: Road Construction Updates

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While some road construction projects continue to roll forward and others come to a close, stay up-to-date with this information. Current in Fishers chatted with the Town of Fishers Director of Engineering Jeff Hill last week to get the scoop on the road projects happening all over town.

Project:  Roundabout at 131st Street and Lantern Road

Status:  As of press time, the road was closed. Hill said the roundabout will open within days, provided that rain continues to avoid Fishers. The only parts of the road still incomplete include signing and striping on the pavement. Hill said improvements, such as landscaping, will continue. As invoices come in, Hill will know for sure if the project stays under budget.

Project:  126th Street

Status:  The construction continues to move forward. The north half by Cumberland Road is slated to open this week, depending on the weather. The intersection itself is nearing completion. However, the portions of new pavement east and west of the intersection still need work done in the next couple of months, according to Hill.

Project:  Bridge on Cumberland Road

Status:  According to Hill, the county has completed the bridge south of 106th Street and the road is now open. He said, thanks to the weather, the county was able to finish the project about a week and a half ahead of schedule.

Project:  96th and Allisonville Road

Status: Hill said the project will be entering its next traffic phase as construction continues through August. He said the project is proceeding even though there were issues with utilities in the area.

Project:  141st and Ind. 37

Status:  Improvements for the turn lanes at the intersection on east and west-bound 141st Street are getting ready to wrap up with some on-going cleanup.

Project:  135th Place and Britton Park Drive Roundabout

Status:  Construction signs for the project went up last week. Construction along Ind. 37 starts soon.

Project:  Roundabout at Brooks School Road and Fall Creek

Status:  Hill said the town still wants to follow through on the project this fall, but because of utility and land acquisition issues, the project has been slowed. He said the town is coordinating with Hamilton Southeastern Schools in regards to finalizing bus routes.

Project:  Hawk System at Olio Road

Status:  The county is installing a “Hawk Beacon” on Olio Road at Hamilton Southeastern High School. The signal is activated by pedestrians, which triggers a series of lights warning drivers of pedestrians preparing to cross the street from the freshmen center to the main building. At the same time, a signal shows pedestrians when they can cross the street.


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