City using trash fees for street, alley rehab

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This map points to changes that will be made near the public safety building at the southwest corner of Mulberry and Ninth Streets. (Submitted image)

This map points to changes that will be made near the public safety building at the southwest corner of Mulberry and Ninth Streets. (Submitted image)

The City of Noblesville has announced a series of street rehabilitation projects, something city officials say is a direct result of the implementation of a trash fee.

This year’s list, which the city is calling “Making Moves,” totals approximately $2 million and has expanded, increasing approximately $500,000 over total spending in 2015. The projects are aimed at address what the city deems “the most necessary infrastructure needs within the city.”

“Noblesville’s Making Moves road-repaving and sidewalk-repair project for this summer is an intensified street rehabilitation effort funded by the revenues the city is able to capture from the recent change in the trash ordinance,” Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear said.

City Engineer John Beery said the trash ordinance change equates to approximately 25 percent more work being done to streets, sidewalks and alleys than previously planned.

“Over the past year, we have completely inventoried and reviewed the conditions of all our streets and alleys,” Beery stated. “Once each road is evaluated and graded, a street rehabilitation list is made based on priority and grouping the work to be the most efficient with our budget. We make every effort to address the areas that are most in need.”

The Noblesville Engineering Dept. has awarded three contracts for infrastructure work throughout the city. Resurfacing projects include South Ninth Street, Pebble Brook Village, South Harbour, East Harbour, Lakecrest, Morse Lake Estates, 196th Street, Hague Road and Carrigan Road.

Other projects include the replacement of sidewalks in the Southwest Quadrant. Concrete sidewalk installation on Little Chicago Road, north of Carrigan Road; Allisonville Road, north of Field Drive to Fairfield Farms; and on Maple Street in front of the Public Safety Building, along with alley approaches in Old Town.

The fourth project will involve alley paving in Old Town. Beery said although final locations are still pending, it is expected that alley paving locations will be in the same general areas in which alley approaches are being replaced.

Construction is expected to begin after the Fourth of July holiday. Signs will be placed on-site approximately one week before construction begins, and mailings will be sent to affected homeowners.

City officials say this construction will cause minor inconveniences including traffic delays, temporary loss of street parking, construction noise and access restrictions.

“Funds that are now available to the city have been dedicated to improving the downtown infrastructure and tree replacement program, increasing support of law enforcement and their crime prevention efforts, intensifying funding of road repaving and sidewalk repair throughout the city and replenishing the County Option Income Tax fund,” a press release from the city stated.

Project status and updates will be reported via the city’s social media feeds. For more, contact the Noblesville Engineering Dept. at 317-776-6330.

STREET REPAVING PROJECTS

Old Town

  • Ninth Street (Pleasant to Cherry Streets, Christian to Cherry Streets)
  • Cherry Street (Ninth to 10th Streets)
  • Mulberry Street (Eighth to Ninth Streets)
  • Vine Street (Ninth to 10th Streets)
  • Christian Street (Eighth to 10th Streets)
  • Plum Street (Eighth to 10th Streets)
  • Pleasant Street (Eighth to 10th Streets)
  • Gerald Street (Eighth to 10th Streets)
  • South Street (Eighth to 10th Streets)
  • Maple Street (12th to 16th Streets)

Pebble Brook

  • Sandbrook Drive (Pebble Brook Boulevard to Sandbrook Court)
  • Sandbrook Circle (Sandbrook Drive to cul-de-sac)
  • Sandbrook Court (Little Chicago Road to cul-de-sac)
  • Pebble Village Lane (Little Chicago Road to Speedway Drive)

East Harbour

  • Hague Road (206th to 209th Streets)
  • Carrigan Road (Morse Bridge to Hague Road)
  • Edgewater Court (South, Carrigan Road to end of cul-de-sac)
  • Edgewater Court (North, Carrigan Road to end of cul-de-sac)
  • Chris Court (Carrigan Road to end of cul-de-sac)

Lakecrest

  • Woodland Drive (16th Street to Lowell Drive)
  • Hillcrest Drive (Stony Creek Drive to Woodland Drive)
  • Rolling Ridge Drive (Stony Creek Drive to cul-de-sac)

Morse Park Estates

  • 196th Street (Morse Park Beach to Hague Road)
  • Creekview Drive (East 196th Street to Jena Drive)
  • Jena Drive (East 196th Street to end)
  • Chipwood Drive (Creekview to Jena drives)
  • Diamond Way (Creekview to Chipwood drives)
  • 196th Street Trail (Morse Beach to Jena Drive)

Thoroughfare roads (patching)

  • 141st Street (Howe to Promise Roads)
  • 146th Street (Olio to Prairie Baptist Roads)
  • 166th Street (Cumberland to Union Chapel Roads)
  • 186th Street (Ind. 37 to Promise Road)
  • Lakeview Drive (Hague Road crosswalk)

South Harbour

  • Sassafras Circle (Buttonwood Drive to cul-de-sac)
  • Tamarack Lane (Buttonwood Drive to Hickory Way)
  • Dogwood Court (Tamarack Lane to cul-de-sac)
  • Hickory Way (Buttonwood Drive to cul-de-sac)
  • Redbud Court (Buttonwood Drive to cul-de-sac)
  • Laurel Lane (Buttonwood Drive to Buttonwood Drive)
  • Yellowood Circle (Laurel Lane to cul-de-sac)
  • Linden Circle (Buttonwood Drive to cul-de-sac)
  • Maplewood Drive (Buttonwood Drive to Buttonwood Drive)
  • Elderberry Circle (Buttonwood Drive to cul-de-sac)

Mill Creek Road

Mill Creek Road (Ind. 38 to 1570 S. Maple Grove Dr.)


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