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Southside construction update

Southside construction update

Compiled by Nicole Davis

  • Indianapolis: Mayor Joe Hogsett joined the City of Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development, Indianapolis Department of Public Works, Indianapolis City-County Council, Old Southside Neighborhood Association, Stadium Village Business Association, and TWG Development, management and construction on Sept. 7 to break ground on the South Meridian Street Lift Indy infrastructure improvements. In 2018, Mayor Hogsett announced the Old Southside as the second neighborhood for Lift Indy, the City of Indianapolis’ signature community development program. In addition to infrastructure improvements, the Old Southside Lift Indy program supported the development of affordable housing, placemaking, and improvements to Indy Parks’ Kelly Park. The $6.8m infrastructure project along South Meridian Street is a project with a community-driven vision for one of Indy’s oldest neighborhoods. Project highlights include:
The city of Indianapolis and Old Southside community members celebrate the groundbreaking on South Meridian Street. (Photo by City of Indianapolis)

– Pedestrian focused upgrades with a multi-use path

– ADA sidewalks + ramps

– Upgraded traffic signals for cyclists, cars

– Bump outs

– Bike racks, benches, trash receptacles

– Stormwater inlet spacing + stormwater pipes

– PaveDrain for stormwater infiltration

Learn more about DMD’s Lift Indy program and neighborhoods: indy.gov/activity/dmdliftindy

  • I-69 – Johnson County: Old S.R. 37/Waverly Park Road north of S.R. 144 is expected to reopen at the traffic signal when traffic is shifted to the new pavement and the new bridge.

Southbound S.R. 37 traffic is expected to shift onto new pavement south of Fairview Road next week. This is the third of four traffic switches allowing crews to complete the mainline I-69 pavement and bridges.

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