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Posted on: November 5, 2020

City of Fishers works to improve community connectivity and pedestrian experience with fall road co

DRIVE FISHERS

Fall construction season is in full swing around Fishers, and this month the City of Fishers plans to debut several long-awaited projects around the city.

“Many of these projects have been in the works for years, so I’m incredibly excited to see the culmination of our work,” said City of Fishers’ Director of Engineering, Jason Taylor. “These improvements will enhance both the motorist and pedestrian experience around our community, in a time where it’s more important than ever that we help our residents get to where they’re going quickly and efficiently, and give them new opportunities to explore our community by foot.”

Fall projects include:  

Nickel Plate Trail
The first paved portion of the Nickel Plate Trail is set be completed later this month. Paving has been completed between 106th Street and 126th Street, and grading, paving, and crossing improvements are in progress between 126th Street and 131st Street. The paved trail extending between 106th Street and 131st Street is set to open before Thanksgiving. Paving between 96th Street and 106th Street and 131st and 146th Street will be completed when funding becomes available. 

96th Street
On Monday, November 9, the City will debut two projects along the 96th Street corridor. The first project, in partnership with Hamilton County and the City of Indianapolis, is located east of Sargent Road to Cumberland Road and includes additional travel lanes, a walking path, and a widened bridge over Mud Creek. The second project, which began this summer, consists of major resurfacing and construction of grass medians on 96th Street, east of I-69. 

State Road 37
The work at 126th Street, east of State Road 37, is wrapping up and the interchange is set to open next week. Construction is also underway at State Riad 37 and 146th Street and left-turn lanes are currently restricted. This work will be completed in the Fall of 2021. To learn more about the State Road 37 Improvement Project and sign up to receive text updates, visit 37Thrives.com

Roundabout at 126th Street and Ford Drive
 
The new roundabout at 126th Street and Ford Drive opened to traffic this week. 

Resurfacing
 
Road resurfacing is in progress in Burberry and will be completed before Thanksgiving.

Downtown Improvements 
The South Street project has been completed and the road opened to traffic in September. There is still construction occurring in the area due to development projects. The Lantern Road drainage improvement and resurfacing project is nearing completion. Lantern Road is complete and open to traffic with pavement work along Frances Street anticipated to be completed before Thanksgiving. 

To stay up to date on all city construction projects, subscribe to the weekly construction newsletter at fishers.in.us/DriveFishers.

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