Carmel City Council approves funds for Keystone roundabout, Central District repaving

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The Carmel City Council met Dec. 4 to discuss street repaving, the 96th Street and Keystone Parkway roundabout and more.

WHAT HAPPENED: The City Council approved $423,690 for street repaving.

WHAT IT MEANS: City councilor Bruce Kimball said the money was available near the end of 2017 because some planned leases for the Carmel Street Dept. were not needed, which freed up money for repaving.

WHAT’S NEXT: Most of the repaving will be done in the Central District.

 

WHAT HAPPENED: The Camel City Council approved $2 million from Hamilton County for the 96th Street and Keystone Parkway roundabout.

WHAT IT MEANS: In 2018, Carmel will begin transforming the intersection into a roundabout interchange similar to other roundabouts along Keystone, such as 116th Street, Carmel Drive, 126th Street and Main Street. There will be a bridge so north-south traffic will not need to stop.

WHAT’S NEXT: The council voted unanimously to suspend the rules and immediately accept the money.

 

WHAT HAPPENED: A proposal to add a new full-time, paid position for a bicycle administrator is still being considered.

WHAT IT MEANS: The position could pay up to $69,000 a year and would be responsible for bicycle safety programs, events, marketing efforts and more.

WHAT’S NEXT: The council will discuss the matter at its next meeting of the Finance, Utility and Rules Committee.


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