City of Fishers officials conducted a caravan-style parade Nov. 19 to celebrate the completion of the 126th Street interchange on Ind. 37. The caravan of cars was in lieu of a nontraditional ribbon cutting, with the route beginning at the Fishers YMCA, 9012 E 126th St.
The 126th Street intersection was converted into a grade-separated interchange with Ind. 37 reconstructed below-grade with 126th Street converted to a roundabout interchange. The project facilitates free-flow traffic movement and eliminates the signalized intersection, which is part of Phase 1 of the State Road 37 Improvement Project, which broke ground at the 126th Street intersection in September 2019.
“It’s rewarding to see the hard work that has been done thus far and the magnitude of the improvements on State Road 37 at this stage,” Mayor Scott Fadness stated. “This section will reduce congestion and streamline traffic flow, providing a safe intersection for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.”
Ind. 37 will stay open during all phases of construction, with two northbound and two southbound lanes open during each phase. There will be closures on side roads with alternative routes always accessible. Construction is under way at 146th Street and Ind. 37, with completion slated for mid-2022. All interchanges within the improvement project are scheduled to be complete in 2023.
“We appreciate the patience and adaptability of our local businesses and the community at large,” Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt stated. “A project of this size disrupts our day-to-day, but its positive impact will be felt by all of us for years to come.”
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