Current in Fishers sat down with Jeff Hill, town of Fishers director of engineering, for an update on the various projects going on around town. Some are wrapping up; others will see an extended amount of construction time.
Project: Allisonville Road and96th Street “MichiganLeft”
- Status: Hill said utility delays have slowed progress. Some of the intersection pavement for the project and other aspects will not be done by the project’s completion date in November. The intersection will be functional, but will not be 100 percent complete until next year. Hill said the town was working with Milestone Contractors to “find efficiencies to still make up lost time” for the past two to three weeks. He said there will not be any additional lane closures at the intersection to increase efficiency. Hill said these developments may impact the budget for the project as it goes forward. In the meantime, signal lights and posts will be going up, as well as other pieces of the project. “We’re still pushing them (the contractor) as hard as we can,” Hill said.
Project: 126th Street
- Status: The pavement for the far north-side lane began Aug. 24. east towards Promise Road. Hill said that part of the project would take approximately two weeks. He said the town and contractor are trying to take a few days off of the November completion date. Additional green, ornamental hand-railing is being implemented on the north and south side of126th Street. Motorists should expect to see new pavement on126th Street, which won’t be driven on until all driveway, median, sidewalk and curb work is complete.
Project: 135th Place and Britton Park
- Status: Various pieces of the project are commencing, including excavation that will set the grade for road construction, according to Hill.
Project: Fall Creek and Brooks School Road Roundabout
- Status: Hill said the project will not happen this year. There is a possibility that the project will go out for bids this year, however. Utility relocation work may happen this year, so the project can go forward early next year and be completed by July 4, 2013.