By Dan Domsic
With the hard deadline for the completion of the Allisonville Road and 96th Street project approaching, Current sat down with Jeff Hill, Town of Fishers director of engineering, and Maura Leon-Barber, Town of Fishers spokesperson, for an update on continuing road projects.
Project: Allisonville Road and 96th Street “Michigan Left”
Status: Construction began last April at the intersection, which when completed, will feature four median U-turns, eliminating the choice to turn left. The hard deadline for the project’s completion is May 28.
Hill said the main light at the intersection now is being focused on, and the last median U-turn will come online at the end of May as other median work is being completed.
Hill said Milestone Contractors aims to have the work it’s directly responsible for done by either May 29 or 30, which includes periphery items like sidewalks. Work on signals or other items doled out to sub-contractors could continue into June.
“Essentially, all of the pavement, curb, sidewalk – all that stuff – will be done here toward the end of May,” Hill said.
Project: Brooks School Road and Fall Creek Road roundabout
Status: Construction of the new roundabout will continue through June with the goal being to have the project completed in time for Blast on the Bridge festivities on July 4. Earlier this month, construction moved into its second phase, so motorists can get through the intersection.
Hill said the current layout will be the norm for the next few weeks before transitioning closer to “how the intersection should be.”
Project: 126th Street
Status: Work on 126th Street took place in three phases, the last of which is coming to a close now.
Hill said work on asphalt surfaces on “periphery pieces” of the project are being finished up at the Cumberland Road intersection, with some work being done recently near Reynolds Drive.
The speed limit was recently raised on the street, as well.
Project: I-69, Ind. 37, Exit 205
INDOT expects to close the southbound I-69 exit to get onto 116th Street in mid-June “for no more than 90 days.” The detour for motorists is to get off at 96th Street, turn around and grab northbound I-69, according to an INDOT news release.
In early June, INDOT expects the ramp lanes between the 116th St. loop and northbound Ind. 37 to be restricted to one lane for about two weeks, according to INDOT spokesperson Nathan Riggs.
Meanwhile, the stretch of southbound Ind. 37 between I-69 and 116th Street is down to one lane until the new flyover bridge is built.