“Improving infrastructure in our community will increase the quality of life of our residents and help attract and retain businesses,” said Mayor Scott Fadness. “As one of the city’s most-used thoroughfares, modernizing the corridor and making necessary repairs will be transformative and pave the way for redevelopment in the 116th St. and Allisonville Rd. area.”
The Fishers’ Engineering Department applied for the Community Crossing Matching Grant earlier this year for the western portion of the Fishers’ 116th St. corridor. The total cost of the improvement project is $2 million, and includes base-layer repairs, road resurfacing, crosswalk upgrades, and installation or repair of Americans with Disabilities Act access ramps.
“The $1 million Community Crossing Matching Grant has allowed us to program 116th Street improvements sooner than originally planned,” said Jeff Hill, Director of Engineering for Fishers. “The next few years are sure to be busy from an infrastructure improvements standpoint, but the end result will be an updated transportation network that better meets the needs of our growing community.”
Fishers will bid and manage the improvement project. Construction is expected to take place during the early summer of 2017. As the project timeline moves forward, additional details will be communicated.
The City of Fishers, through federal grants, creative partnerships and local investment, is aggressively improving road infrastructure and traffic flow throughout the community. Residents and visitors to Fishers are encouraged to follow @DriveFishers on Twitter for daily construction and traffic updates or sign up for Road Construction email alerts at www.fishers.in.us/fishersalert.