INDOT Holding Public Meeting on Improvements to US 36

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will host a public hearing on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6 p.m., at the Bridgeport Elementary School, 9035 West Morris Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46231, regarding proposed improvement to US 36 (Rockville Road) from approximately Raceway Road to Shiloh Park Drive (Shiloh Crossing), extending 1 mile west from the Marion/Hendricks County line into the Town of Avon.      

INDOT is proposing an added travel lanes project and is offering the public the opportunity to comment on the proposed improvement, preliminary design plans and the environmental document (known as the Environmental Assessment) for the project. The purpose of the project is to improve traffic congestion and enhance safety. The preferred alternative will provide added travel lanes in both directions on U.S. 36 within the project limits. In addition, the existing two-way left-turn lane will be replaced with a raised median to prevent vehicles from turning left across traffic, limiting left-turning movements to those made at the traffic signals only. An estimated 0.2 acre of the right of way will be required for the project, there are no residential or commercial property displacements as part of this improvement.

The maintenance of traffic proposed for the project is to allow two lanes of traffic to be open in each direction and access to all properties to be maintained at all times during construction. The environmental document includes information regarding community and environmental impacts related to the proposed project. The environmental document is available for public inspection on the project website https://www.in.gov/indot/3968.htm.

Hard copies of the environmental documentation are available to review at the following locations:

  1. Avon-Washington Township Public Library, 498 North Avon Ave., Avon, IN 46123
  2. INDOT Crawfordsville District at 41 West 300 North, Crawfordsville, IN 46140   
  3. Hearings Examiner, Room N642 of the IGCN, 100 N. Senate Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204‑2216, Phone # (317) 234-0796

INDOT is seeking public comments regarding the Environmental Assessment (environmental document) for this U.S. 36 added travel lanes project and encourages the community to attend the public hearing.

Public comments will be accepted through Monday, October 7, 2019. 

INDOT respectfully requests comments be submitted by this time. Verbal statements for the public record will be accepted during a public comment session offered during the public hearing immediately following the formal presentation. Written comments may be submitted prior to the public hearing and during the comment period to: INDOT Office of Public Hearing, IGCN Room N642, 100 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204. E-Mail: rclark@indot.in.gov.  

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and with advance notice, INDOT will provide accommodations for persons with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids including but not limited to sign language interpretation, alternate format documents, and other ADA supportive services. Should an accommodation be required please contact Rickie Clark, INDOT Office of Public Involvement at 317-232-6601 or e-mail rclark@indot.in.gov.  

In addition and in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, INDOT will provide accommodations for persons of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) requiring auxiliary aids and/or supportive services including but not limited to in-person language interpretation, alternative format documents, and other services as needed. Should an accommodation be required contact Rickie Clark, Office of Public Involvement at (317) 232-6601, or email rclark@indot.in.gov.

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