County council approves funding for Ind. 37 project

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This bird’s-eye view of the project looks northwest at 146th Street and Ind. 37. (Submitted rendering)

This bird’s-eye view of the project looks northwest at 146th Street and Ind. 37. (Submitted rendering)

By Sadie Hunter

Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness addresses the council. (Photo by Sadie Hunter)

Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness addresses the council. (Photo by Sadie Hunter)

At its March 2 meeting, the Hamilton Co. Council unanimously voted for a $16.5 million funding resolution and interlocal agreement that solidifies a long-in-the-works plan to rework Ind. 37 through Fishers and Noblesville.

Both cities and all three Hamilton Co. commissioners have long showed support for the overhaul of Ind. 37 to get rid of all stoplights from 126th Street in Fishers north to the Ind. 38/32 junction in Noblesville, replacing each intersection with a roundabout that would connect cross streets over Ind. 37, similar to the Keystone Parkway improvements.

But now, the two cities, county and state say they are ready to work together to build what they say is a solution for current and future traffic and road issues with the highway.

“This has been a long time coming, and a lot of work, a lot of collaboration between the City of Fishers, City of Noblesville, Hamilton County, our council and Gov. Pence and INDOT,” said Hamilton Co. Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt. “This is going to change the east side of Hamilton County.”

“We’re excited about moving this project forward,” Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness said. “The county commissioners, myself and Noblesville, we’ve been working on this for really two or three years now, and it to get it done, and done in a way that I think is very professional, it can really move the entire county forward.”

“I’m really excited. This thing has been a team effort from the start, and it is exciting. It’s something that you just don’t see very often,” Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear said. “It is essential to have Noblesville, Fishers, Hamilton County and the State of Indiana working together to construct a new north-south corridor that addresses a major traffic concern of our growing community.”

In the SR 37 Mobility Study summary of project costs, the cost for all nine intersections and the Allisonville Road/146th Street interchange to be revamped is estimated at just shy of $347.5 million.

On Dec. 10, the state and governor’s office officially stepped in, vowing to put forth $100 million for the project’s first phase in Fishers – five intersections at 126th, 131st, 135th, 141st and 146th – by July 2018. The second phase will be the remaining four intersections that lay within Noblesville’s city limits – Greenfield Avenue, Town and Country Boulevard, Pleasant Street and Ind. 38/32. With the approval, Noblesville, Fishers and Hamilton Co. will all put forth $16.5 million total.

Proponents of the project reiterated during the public hearing that local control and oversight of the project was a huge plus. However, some, speaking as members of the 37 Business Alliance, said they were concerned about how the project would negatively affect the businesses along the highway, citing access issues with the U.S. 31 project through Westfield, later prompting County Councilor Fred Glynn to propose a resolution that would serve as a marketing plan for businesses along the corridor.

Glynn said the plan would help the City of Fishers create outreach initiatives to both residents and business owners in the area. The resolution was approved by the council, who agreed, as part of the plan, to offer up to 50 percent of the funds needed for the effort, not to exceed $250,000 in total.

Heirbrandt said it could be up to two years before any ground is broken.

There’s a lot of work that has to be done. There’s a lot of meetings that we’re going to have with the public,” he said. “We’re going to probably break (the meetings) down into intersections and have public meetings to get input from everybody and go over the design and try to understand how each business works and what we can do to try and help them during the construction. This is unprecedented in how this is being done.”

Breaking down financial commitments

City of Noblesville

  • $16.5 million for phase two

City of Fishers

  • $12 million for phase one
  • $4.5 million for phase two

Hamilton County

  • $12 million for phase one
  • $4.5 million for phase two

State of Indiana

  • $100 million
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County council approves funding for Ind. 37 project

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This bird’s-eye view of the project looks northwest at 146th Street and Ind. 37. (Submitted rendering)

This bird’s-eye view of the project looks northwest at 146th Street and Ind. 37. (Submitted rendering)

By Sadie Hunter

 

Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness addresses the council. (Photo by Sadie Hunter)

Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness addresses the council. (Photo by Sadie Hunter)

At its March 2 meeting, the Hamilton Co. Council unanimously voted for a $16.5 million funding resolution and interlocal agreement that solidifies a long-in-the-works plan to rework Ind. 37 through Fishers and Noblesville.

Both cities and all three Hamilton Co. commissioners have long showed support for the overhaul of Ind. 37 to get rid of all stoplights from 126th Street in Fishers north to the Ind. 38/32 junction in Noblesville, replacing each intersection with a roundabout that would connect cross streets over Ind. 37, similar to the Keystone Parkway improvements.

But now, the two cities, county and state say they are ready to work together to build what they say is a solution for current and future traffic and road issues with the highway.

“This has been a long time coming, and a lot of work, a lot of collaboration between the City of Fishers, City of Noblesville, Hamilton County, our council and Gov. Pence and INDOT,” said Hamilton Co. Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt. “This is going to change the east side of Hamilton County.”

“We’re excited about moving this project forward,” Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness said. “The county commissioners, myself and Noblesville, we’ve been working on this for really two or three years now, and it to get it done, and done in a way that I think is very professional, it can really move the entire county forward.”

“I’m really excited. This thing has been a team effort from the start, and it is exciting. It’s something that you just don’t see very often,” Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear said. “It is essential to have Noblesville, Fishers, Hamilton County and the State of Indiana working together to construct a new north-south corridor that addresses a major traffic concern of our growing community.”

In the SR 37 Mobility Study summary of project costs, the cost for all nine intersections and the Allisonville Road/146th Street interchange to be revamped is estimated at just shy of $347.5 million.

On Dec. 10, the state and governor’s office officially stepped in, vowing to put forth $100 million for the project’s first phase in Fishers – five intersections at 126th, 131st, 135th, 141st and 146th – by July 2018. The second phase will be the remaining four intersections that lay within Noblesville’s city limits – Greenfield Avenue, Town and Country Boulevard, Pleasant Street and Ind. 38/32. With the approval, Noblesville, Fishers and Hamilton Co. will all put forth $16.5 million total.

Proponents of the project reiterated during the public hearing that local control and oversight of the project was a huge plus. However, some, speaking as members of the 37 Business Alliance, said they were concerned about how the project would negatively affect the businesses along the highway, citing access issues with the U.S. 31 project through Westfield, later prompting County Councilor Fred Glynn to propose a resolution that would serve as a marketing plan for businesses along the corridor.

Glynn said the plan would help the City of Fishers create outreach initiatives to both residents and business owners in the area. The resolution was approved by the council, who agreed, as part of the plan, to offer up to 50 percent of the funds needed for the effort, not to exceed $250,000 in total.

Heirbrandt said it could be up to two years before any ground is broken.

There’s a lot of work that has to be done. There’s a lot of meetings that we’re going to have with the public,” he said. “We’re going to probably break (the meetings) down into intersections and have public meetings to get input from everybody and go over the design and try to understand how each business works and what we can do to try and help them during the construction. This is unprecedented in how this is being done.

City of Noblesville

  • $16.5 million for phase two

City of Fishers

  • $12 million for phase one
  • $4.5 million for phase two

Hamilton County

  • $12 million for phase one
  • $4.5 million for phase two

State of Indiana

  • $100 million
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County council approves funding for Ind. 37 project

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By Sadie Hunter

 

At its March 2 meeting, the Hamilton Co. Council unanimously voted for a $16.5 million funding resolution and interlocal agreement that solidifies a long-in-the-works plan to rework Ind. 37 through Fishers and Noblesville.

Both cities and all three Hamilton Co. commissioners have long showed support for the overhaul of Ind. 37 to get rid of all stoplights from 126th Street in Fishers north to the Ind. 38/32 junction in Noblesville, replacing each intersection with a roundabout that would connect cross streets over Ind. 37, similar to the Keystone Parkway improvements.

But now, the two cities, county and state say they are ready to work together to build what they say is a solution for current and future traffic and road issues with the highway.

“This has been a long time coming, and a lot of work, a lot of collaboration between the City of Fishers, City of Noblesville, Hamilton County, our council and Gov. Pence and INDOT,” said Hamilton Co. Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt. “This is going to change the east side of Hamilton County.”

“We’re excited about moving this project forward,” Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness said. “The county commissioners, myself and Noblesville, we’ve been working on this for really two or three years now, and it to get it done, and done in a way that I think is very professional, it can really move the entire county forward.”

“I’m really excited. This thing has been a team effort from the start, and it is exciting. It’s something that you just don’t see very often,” Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear said. “It is essential to have Noblesville, Fishers, Hamilton County and the State of Indiana working together to construct a new north-south corridor that addresses a major traffic concern of our growing community.”

In the SR 37 Mobility Study summary of project costs, the cost for all nine intersections and the Allisonville Road/146th Street interchange to be revamped is estimated at just shy of $347.5 million.

On Dec. 10, the state and governor’s office officially stepped in, vowing to put forth $100 million for the project’s first phase in Fishers – five intersections at 126th, 131st, 135th, 141st and 146th – by July 2018. The second phase will be the remaining four intersections that lay within Noblesville’s city limits – Greenfield Avenue, Town and Country Boulevard, Pleasant Street and Ind. 38/32. With the approval, Noblesville, Fishers and Hamilton Co. will all put forth $16.5 million total.

Proponents of the project reiterated during the public hearing that local control and oversight of the project was a huge plus. However, some, speaking as members of the 37 Business Alliance, said they were concerned about how the project would negatively affect the businesses along the highway, citing access issues with the U.S. 31 project through Westfield, later prompting County Councilor Fred Glynn to propose a resolution that would serve as a marketing plan for businesses along the corridor.

Glynn said the plan would help the City of Fishers create outreach initiatives to both residents and business owners in the area. The resolution was approved by the council, who agreed, as part of the plan, to offer up to 50 percent of the funds needed for the effort, not to exceed $250,000 in total.

Heirbrandt said it could be up to two years before any ground is broken.

There’s a lot of work that has to be done. There’s a lot of meetings that we’re going to have with the public,” he said. “We’re going to probably break (the meetings) down into intersections and have public meetings to get input from everybody and go over the design and try to understand how each business works and what we can do to try and help them during the construction. This is unprecedented in how this is being done.”

Breaking down financial commitments

City of Noblesville

  • $16.5 million for phase two

City of Fishers

  • $12 million for phase one
  • $4.5 million for phase two

Hamilton County

  • $12 million for phase one
  • $4.5 million for phase two

State of Indiana

  • $100 million
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