Range Line Road 60-day closure coming this spring 

CIC COM 0223 Range Line Construction
Construction will soon begin on Range Line Road between City Center Drive and Elm Street. (Submitted photo)

Work will soon resume on the reconstruction of Range Line Road, this time between City Center Drive and Elm Street.

The City of Carmel is planning to convert the five-lane roadway into a tree-lined boulevard  with pedestrian crosswalks, bike lanes and landscaped medians. The project will also include a new roundabout at Walnut Street, which will be expanded west to 3rd Ave. SW, and replacing the Arts & Design District’s southern gateway arch.

Partial closures of Range Line Road are planned until early April, when a full closure will begin. Most of the upgrades are expected to be done by July 4.

According to a city press release, motorists can expect the following:

  • A one-day, full closure of Range Line Road on or after Feb. 23 north of Elm Street for concrete pouring of columns for the gateway arch

  • A closure expected to last a few days in March while the arch is lifted into place

  • A full closure of Range Line Road is set to begin on or after April 5 and last approximately 60 days while the roundabout at Walnut Street is constructed

Alternate routes include Main Street, Keystone Parkway, City Center Drive, 3rd Ave. SW and Elm Street.

Businesses and restaurants in the area will remain open during construction.