Summer construction projects are underway in Fishers. From road widening to roundabout construction, these improvements ensure that our residents can navigate our community safely and efficiently.
“These projects will improve the safety of our motorists and pedestrians—the top priority of the City of Fishers’ engineering team,” said City of Fishers’ Director of Engineering, Jason Taylor. “As a bustling, vibrant community, it is also essential that our roadways are designed for optimal traffic flow. We ask for our community’s patience as we work to improve our roadways and trails around the city. These improvements are vital as we continue to grow our city.”
Construction has begun for the second phase of the Allisonville Road project. The second phase involves widening the existing two-lane roadway to four lanes—two northbound and two southbound lanes—from the bridge at Smock Creek to the River Highlands intersection. In addition, new lighting will be installed along the roadway, along with pedestrian trails on each side for enhanced connectivity to existing trail networks. The estimated cost for this phase is $1.6 million, which is locally funded.
The first phase, which includes roadway resurfacing and striping along with intersection improvements at both 131st Street and 126th Street, is still under construction. Both intersections are changing from single lane signalized intersections to signalized intersections with multiple lane approaches. An additional left turn lane will be added to Westbound 126th Street for motorists turning south on Allisonville Road. In addition to the intersection improvements, pedestrian walkways, new storm drains, and additional lighting are being installed. Phase 1 is primarily federally funded (80 percent for 131st Street and 90 percent for 126th Street, with an estimated total cost of $9.3 million.
Both phases are expected to conclude this summer.
126th Street & Parkside Drive
A roundabout is under construction at the intersection of 126th Street and Parkside Drive. As part of the project, the median will be transitioned to a raised concrete curb at the intersection of 126th Street and Enterprise Drive/Reynolds Drive to allow for right-turn-only movements. Left turns in this area will use the roundabout to improve safety and traffic flow. 126th Street remains open but has been reduced to one lane in each direction during construction.
The estimated construction cost of this project is $1.7 million. The project is 90 percent federally funded, and 10 percent locally funded. The roundabout is estimated to be completed in September 2019.
Periodic lane restrictions are in effect as utility work is underway on 96th Street as part of the road widening project, which includes the installation of additional lanes on 96th Street between Lantern Road and Cumberland Road. During this project, the bridge over Mud Creek will be replaced with a widened structure. A roundabout will be added to the intersection of 96th Street and Sargent Road. Pedestrian pathways will be installed on both sides of 96th Street, in partnership with Indianapolis DPW. This project is 80 percent federally funded, and 20 percent locally funded, with a total projected cost of $8.5 million.
136th Street & Cyntheanne Road
Utility work is underway at 136th Street and Cyntheanne Road to prepare for roundabout construction. The City will convert the current, four-way stop intersection into a one lane roundabout intersection. Temporary lane restrictions are in effect while utility work is completed, and the intersection will close for approximately 45 days this summer while the roundabout is being built.
Several roadways around Fishers are being resurfaced. Neighborhoods including Timber Springs, Hamilton Proper, and Hawthorne Ridge will have their roadways resurfaced as part of Phase 1 of this project. Resurfacing will also occur on 121st Street between Cumberland Road and Hoosier Road, and on Cumberland Road north of 121st Street to I-69 during Phase 1.
In addition, the City will work with Hamilton County to resurface roadways outside of both jurisdictions. Resurfaced routes include 113th Street from Florida Road to Southeastern Parkway, and Connecticut Avenue between Cyntheanne Road and east of Atlantic Road/Southeastern Parkway.
Phase 2 will occur later this summer and will include New Britton Woods; Geist Woods; Allisonville Road from approximately 146th Street to 131st Street; Hague Road from 116th Street to the railroad tracks south of 106th Street; Brooks School Road from approximately Club Pointe Drive to Fall Creek Road; and Kincaid Drive from 106th Street to 96th Street.
State Road 37
Drainage work for SR37 is in progress. Construction vehicles will be using the construction entrance on Lantern Road, between 126th Street and 131st Street, and may cause short delays. Construction is slated to begin this summer, beginning with the intersection of 126th Street and State Road 37. Visit www.drive37.com for updates.
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