Dear All,

I wanted to make you all aware of some road construction projects that are or will be occurring in our area soon:

1.)  Country Club Road between 10th Street and 21st Street.  This is a resurfacing project.  They are milling down the road, will be resurfacing it, and then painting new lane markings.  They have also put in some new curbing and handicapped accessible ramping.  Anticipate lane closures while they are working.  If you can avoid this area by using Raceway Road or Girls School Road you will not only avoid the delays, but be out of the way of the workers and their equipment.

In addition to the resurfacing project they will also be working on adding a left turn lane at 21st Street and Country Club Road.  What a much needed improvement that will be!

2.)  56th Street over I – 465.  This is a state project (INDOT).  They are going to be working on the traffic lights – replacing with black signal heads with reflective edges which is to provide greater visibility.  They are also adding flashing yellow arrow signals and do improvements to pedestrian signals, which will likely alter the signal timings.

The curbs are being altered to be ADA compliant.  The work is to be done during the off peak traffic hours to minimize traffic restrictions.

3.)  Raceway Road north of I – 74 (between 42nd Street and 46th Street) will be CLOSED.  This is for a deck overlay on the bridge over the creek.  The project is being done by Hendricks County, as they are responsible for Raceway Road.  I was told the length of the closure should not be more than 60 days.  While the official detour route will be Crawfordsville Road to Ronald Regan Parkway to 600 N. (56th Street to us), we all know that those who are in Marion County either for work, other business, or live here will most likely not drive out to Ronald Reagan for the detour.  Therefore, be anticipating additional traffic on Dandy Trail, 56th Street, and Crawfordsville Road as people navigate or try to find a way to get around this closure.

I hope this information is helpful as you drive around in our District.  I would have liked to have gotten some of the information out sooner, but I was dealing with three different offices (DPW in Marion County, INDOT which is State, and Hendricks County).  It sometimes is hard to get others to understand how important it is to you that this information is received.

I have also heard that they will not be working on the interstates in Marion County this weekend due to the additional traffic for the Brickyard 400.  Don’t forget to take into consideration that there will be heavier traffic as well as the “normal” lane and traffic restrictions that occur when there is a race.  The race does have a late start on Sunday (3:30 p.m.) so think ahead and plan your driving accordingly.


Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6

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