The next phase for local access has been implemented, and all traffic to and from the Vonterra subdivision must now come and go only from the south via 96th Street area. Work effort is now focused on the north portion of the project.
The reconstruction project – which involves the widening of a one-mile section of Zionsville Road and adding a multi-use pathway along each side of the road – began in the spring of 2019 and is expected to be complete in December 2019. The work of utilities delayed the project slightly. Final construction activities will take place in the spring of 2020; however, spring construction activities are not expected to result in long-term re-closures.
Background: This project involves the widening of Zionsville Road, which will go from two to three lanes when a center turn lane is added between Technology Center Drive and 106th Street. The project also includes adding a bike path on the west side of the road. To minimize cost and project length, the road will be closed during the summer for construction.
Design work is nearing completion for this project. A construction schedule is not yet known, though efforts are being made to start construction in 2019.
Background: With increased development and growth coming to the west side of Zionsville, design has begun on a new roadway segment that will connect the intersection of 850 East/Cooper Road with CR 875 East to the north, also known as the North-South Connector. The design includes a roundabout at the intersection of 850 East/Cooper Road and Oak Street as well as a roundabout at the intersection of CR 875 East and Whitestown Road. The project is also expected to include a 10-foot multi-use path. This project is included in the Town of Zionsville's 1983 Transportation Plan.
Ford Road and Bloor Lane Roundabout
Work continues on the new landscape and hardscape elements within the center of the roundabout. This work includes low masonry walls and upgraded plant materials, but will preserve the tree at the center which was planted by a local Eagle Scout candidate. Due to the nature of this project’s material design and production as well as optimal planting times, work will be ongoing through December.
CR 300 South Corridor Project
Through a grant from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Town of Zionsville has partnered with the Boone County Highway Department to conduct a corridor study along CR 300 South from CR 800 East to the Boone/Hamilton county line. The purpose of this study is to identify a preliminary scope and a potential design of future road widening and intersection improvements considering feasibility, costs, impacts to properties, environmental concerns and bridge needs.
While there is one known bridge replacement project planned within the next four years, there are no identified intersection or road projects at this time. The information learned from this study will initially guide bridge design as these structures are maintained and replaced as needed. Future intersection or roadway capacity projects will not be undertaken until the volume of vehicles and levels of service justify the improvements.
|CR 300 South Typical Cross Sections|
Municipal Services Building Pathway
Design work is nearing completion for a multi-use pathway to be constructed along the west side of the Municipal Services Building. This project will provide a route from the sidewalk system along Parkway Drive south to the Starkey Trail. Currently, pedestrians and cyclists utilize the parking lots and work areas of the Police, Parks and Street and Stormwater Departments to cut through to the pathway, creating unsafe situations when they are caught in operational traffic and equipment areas.
It is expected that this project will be awarded for construction prior to the end of this year, and construction will follow in the spring of 2020.
Other Projects in Development
Through a combination of private (developer) funding and public funding, the following roads are planned for reconstruction and widening in the next two years:
- CR 800 East from approximately the Pemberton subdivision entrance up to CR 400 South
- CR 400 South from CR 800 East to CR 875 East reconstruction and widening - design is nearly complete
- CR 500 South (Whitestown Road) from CR 800 East to CR 875 East reconstruction and widening - design is ongoing
A new pathway segment is planned for construction in 2019 from Governor’s Lane to Ford Road on the north side of Mulberry Street. It is expected that this project will be awarded for construction prior to the end of this year, and construction will follow in the spring of 2020.