The City of Fishers’ Engineering and Department of Public Works teams are gearing up for a busy season of roadway and trail improvements to enhance safety and connectivity for motorists and pedestrians.
“Over the past few years, we’ve made dramatic improvements to how residents and visitors experience and navigate our community, from State Road 37 to the Nickel Plate Trail and new pedestrian tunnel across 116th Street,” said Jason Taylor, City of Fishers’ Director of Engineering. “With these new amenities in their final stages of construction, we’re shifting our focus to ensuring that our roadways and trails are updated to best suit the needs of our growing community—making intersection improvements and widening roads to improve traffic flow, expanding our trail system, making ADA improvements, and investing in new infrastructure.”
To stay up to date on the latest construction news, residents are encouraged to subscribe to the weekly Drive Fishers newsletter at fishers.in.us/DriveFishers and follow @DriveFishers on Twitter. The Department of Engineering’s Capital Project Dashboard provides a long-range overview of active and upcoming projects, including cost estimates, construction timelines, project maps, and more.
Upcoming construction projects this spring and summer include:
State Road 37 & 141st Street Interchange
The final interchange of the State Road 37 Improvement Project—141st Street—is currently in the pre-construction phase. During this phase, 141st Street is in a temporary Right-In-Right-Out traffic configuration. A full timeline for the 141st Street interchange will be provided after project bids are accepted this summer.
Nickel Plate Trail Paving
Paving begins next week on the last remaining section of the Fishers Nickel Plate Trail from 106th Street to 96th Street. Paving is anticipated to be completed in August. A pedestrian bridge over 96th Street, connecting the Fishers trail to Indianapolis, will be constructed next year.
Geist Greenway Trail
Currently under construction, the Geist Greenway Trail is a five-mile pedestrian path connecting 96th Street and 131st Street in east Fishers. Currently, construction is focused on connecting the existing neighborhood trail system in Enclave at Steeplechase to South Avalon Estates. The trail is anticipated to open next year.
Resurfacing is underway on roadways throughout Fishers and will continue through October. Lane restrictions will be in effect during resurfacing and residents will be notified via signage of any street parking restrictions. The first phase, which continues through July, includes Fall Creek Road between Mollenkopf Road and Olio Road; Geist Road between Fall Creek Road and 106th Street; 131st Street between Allisonville Road and Britton Park Road; Britton Park Road; Willow View Road; Winding Creek Lane; Brooks School Road between 116th Street and 126th Street; Georgia Road between 96th Street and 104th Street, and Cyntheanne Road between 96th Street and 113th Street. Casting adjustments on 96th Street between Lantern Road and the intersection of the Walmart entrance will also take place, with lane restrictions to be announced ahead of the project. Also beginning this spring are road resurfacing in neighborhoods including Rolling Knoll, Spyglass Hills, Sunblest, Wildwood Estates, and The Parks at Harvard, Oxford, and Princeton that will extend through October 2023. In addition, casting adjustments will be made on 96th Street between Lantern Road and the Walmart traffic signal, with lane restrictions to be announced ahead of the project.
ADA ramp and curb reconstruction has begun in neighborhoods around the community and will continue through September 2023. Homeowners will be notified via door hangers prior to any curb reconstruction near their home.
Cumberland Road Reconstruction Project
Reconstruction and improvements to Cumberland Road begin this month and will continue through 2024. The project includes new pedestrian paths on both sides of the roadway, widening travel lanes, and installing a grassed median with openings for north-south access. Hamilton County Bridge 162 will also be replaced.
New Sanitary Sewers
Investing in new infrastructure is also on the list of spring and summer construction projects. Construction begins this month on new sanitary sewers at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport and Roseanna Village. Masters Road immediately east of Willowview Road continues to be closed through early next week, and Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport can be accessed via Masters Road at 96th Street. The Rosana Village project is expected to begin in June 2023 with any lane restrictions announced ahead of the project. These projects are anticipated to be completed in December.
Trail Gap Connections
The Department of Public Works is working on improving trail connectivity around Fishers this spring, addressing trail gaps at Berkley Grove, Eller Road, and 126th Street. Work continues through October.
Median and Sidewalk Improvements
The Public Works team is also busy enhancing sidewalks and medians around Fishers. Currently, new plantings and median designs are being installed along Allisonville Road. Neighborhood sidewalk repair is also underway with Public Works’ sidewalk tractor allowing City crews to remove and or repair sidewalk issues, improving safety and reducing costs for residents.
106th Street Improvements
The intersections at Kincaid Drive and Hoosier Road will both be improved beginning in June. At Kincaid Drive, a center curb will be added on 106th Street and the intersection will be modified to a right-in/right-out entrance. This project will be completed in August. At Hoosier Road, a single-lane roundabout will be constructed with pedestrian crossings at all four approaches. This project will conclude in late fall.
96th Street & Allisonville Road Roundabout
Early pre-construction work will begin on the roundabout later this year, including utility relocation taking place throughout 2023 with roundabout construction anticipated to begin in 2024.