MARION/HENDRICKS COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces the public hearing for the proposed U.S. 36 Added Travel Lanes project in Avon will be held on Wednesday, March 8 at the Wayne Township Fire Department (700 N. High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46214). Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the formal presentation to start at 6:00 p.m.
The purpose of this proposed project is to improve safety, lessen congestion and to reduce the number of crashes through the corridor. The need of the project is due to the existing level of service motorists experience when travelling through the corridor. The intersections along this corridor currently operate at below acceptable levels of service.
The proposed recommended alternative involves an added travel lane project beginning at approximately west of Raceway Road to approximately east of North High School Road and I-465. The proposed improvements will involve milling, resurfacing, and widening of the existing roadway to provide three through travel lanes in both the eastbound and westbound directions on U.S. 36. A single left turn lane would be provided in both the eastbound and westbound direction at each signalized intersection. Right turn lanes would be perpetuated and provided, as required.
A combination of storm sewer, curb turnouts with ditches and drive pipe culverts are proposed to handle drainage along the corridor. The existing traffic signals may require modification or replacement.
The existing horizontal alignment of U.S.36 will remain unchanged. The profile grade will match the existing profile grade
The proposed maintenance of traffic for the construction of the project utilizes phased construction. A work zone speed limit of 35 miles per hour (mph) will be utilized through the construction zone for the duration of the project. The lane configuration during construction will consist of a 12-foot outside lane, an 11-foot inside lane, and an 11-foot left turn lane at each intersection for all phases.
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