106th Street construction to begin in November, last 400 days

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While a sewer force main is replaced, 106th Street also will be widened as the road is currently very narrow. (Submitted photo)

Beginning in November, 106th Street will be closed for 400 days.

Closures will extend along the road from Crosspoint Boulevard roundabout to Eller Road, with main intersections at Allisonville and Hague roads remaining open. Construction is mostly for a sewer force main extension to allow for current and future flows, but while construction is ongoing there also will be drainage and street improvements. The project is expected to cost $12 million.

“It’s a capacity expansion project to allow us to take additional wastewater flows,” said Rick Farnham, director of the water quality division within Fishers Public Works Dept..

Jonathan Valenta,  assistant director of the water quality division with Fishers Public Works Dept., said the reasoning for the force main extension is the city’s growth. Drainage improvements will be made because of standing water issues, and 106th Street may experience increased residential traffic when IKEA, Top Golf and other developments open near 116th  Street.

“We will basically be opening up the road,” Valenta said. “(The sewer force main) will run down the center of the road, and while we’re doing that we might as well improve the road.”

The road will remain one lane in each direction, but 3 feet will be added to each lane.

The intersection at Eller Road and 106th Street will be closed when construction starts, but access to Heritage Park and the Ambassador House will remain open. The construction will be added to the weekly Drive Fishers updates.

“Fishers continuously reinvests in its infrastructure to service the basic needs of the community,” Mayor Scott Fadness said. “While detours associated with this project may be an inconvenience for a period of time, in the long run this is the right thing to do to ensure safe and proper service to residents.”

For more, visit fishers.in.us/106th.

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