Road projects, timelines announced for Carmel’s 2021 construction season


With spring arriving at the end of this month, the City of Carmel is preparing to begin another busy road construction season.

City Engineer Jeremy Kashman provided an update on projects planned for 2021 during the March 1 Carmel City Council meeting. The following is an overview.

Spring projects

Stormwater improvements in Home Place are under way, with much of the work taking place in the Northridge subdivision. Partial road closures can be expected.

Utility relocations along Range Line Road/Westfield Boulevard are expected to require partial closures. The relocations must happen in advance of a new roundabout planned for 116th Street and Range Line Road and culvert work south of the intersection.

The city plans to begin the expansion of the Japanese Garden behind City Hall, with demolition of buildings south of the existing pond set to begin this week. As work progresses, the city plans to upgrade the adjacent trail and add new plants.

Work to reconstruct 1st St. NW just north of Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream is expected to begin on or after April 5. The city will upgrade the roadway and add curbs and a sidewalk.

The city plans to shut down Range Line Road at Walnut Street for 60 days on or after April 5 to construct a roundabout. The Arts & Design District arch is expected to be back in place before that time. Lane reductions are expected on Range Line Road in the area through July.

111th Street at Westfield Boulevard will close on or after May 3 for construction of a single-lane roundabout.

Partial closures of the Monon Greenway are expected this spring for ditch dredging along its east side between Carmel Drive and 116th Street.

Work to bury overhead lines on Guilford Road between Grand Boulevard and Main Street is expected to begin, although a start date has not been determined.

Summer projects

Smoky Row Road is expected to close for 30 days on or after May 3 for sanitary sewer and waterline work.

Hamilton County will resurface the bridge deck along 116th Street over the White River, with traffic reduced to one lane in each direction. Work is expected to last 60 days.

A partial closure of Shoshone Drive and Oswego Road is expected for 60 days in May as the city installs sidewalks and upgrades drainage.

A full closure of Westfield Boulevard south of 116th Street is expected for 35 days beginning July 4 for reconstruction of a culvert.

Fall projects

Range Line Road will experience partial closures for 100 days between Carmel Drive and 116th Street as the city adds medians and multi-use paths.

111th Street and College Avenue will be closed for 60 days beginning on or after Sept. 6 for construction of a single-lane roundabout.

The Monon Greenway will be closed for 21 days between 116th Street and Carmel Drive for a culvert reconstruction. Partial closures also can be expected along the Monon in the fall through the City Center area.

The Duke transmission line burial project along Veterans Way through Midtown is expected to last 180 days.