2023 Water Project
We are finishing up a water main replacement and upgrade on McKinster / Popular / Slemmons streets. The water main is installed and in service, but cleanup, seeding & strawing, and some pavement repairs remain to be finished. This job replaced an old main with a history of leaks with a larger main and we added fire hydrants to the area.
2023 Sewer Project
We relined 7,400 feet of existing sewer mains around town in various locations. By relining the mains, we extend the life by 50 years AND do not have to dig up the streets. We also have 75 old manholes to rehab and this will be finished in October & November. Many of these manholes are original hand laid brick and allow groundwater to infiltrate into our collection system.
2024 Skate Park
We continue to raise funds for the proposed Skate Park at the former Gerdon Auto location. We have done much demolition work and look forward to construction beginning. This will be a great addition to our Rice Island Park facility.
2024 Water Project
We are making plans to replace an old 8-inch water main with a new 12-inch water main. This line begins at Cedar Glade, will cross Indian Creek, and end near the entrance to the YMCA.
2024 Sewer Project
As part of our annual system improvements, we will also reline several thousand feet of sewer lines and rehab many older manholes.
2025/26 N Capitol AV INDOT Project
INDOT is planning on completely rebuilding N Capitol AV from Walnut ST to the Indian Creek Bridge. The exact timeline is not yet set. This is a State of Indiana Highway, and INDOT oversees this project, and the Town has little input on it. What we do know is that the road will be completely closed to through traffic and will be done in five phases for homeowners to maintain local access. We will try to keep our residents informed.
2026/27 Urban Trails Project
This project is funded 80% by Federal Highway dollars and 20% by the Town. It includes a new 8-foot-wide multi-use path from the Farmers Market north to E Chestnut ST, then east on E Chestnut ST (on both sides of the street) to the Senior Loft Apartments / proposed Skate Park. Preliminary field collection work and engineering drawings are currently in progress. This project will increase walking and biking access in town. Ultimately, we wish to connect with the existing Indian Creek Trail system.