The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the Greenfield Central Junior High School Cafeteria, 140 Highland Avenue, Greenfield, Indiana 46140. The hearing will begin at 6:00 p.m.
The purpose of the public hearing is to offer all interested persons an opportunity to comment on current design plans for a State Road (SR) 9, hot mix asphalt (HMA) overlay between I-70 and U.S. 52 in Hancock and Shelby counties. The project is approximately 9.5 miles in length. The project also proposes a section of access control specific to the area between I-70 and McKenzie Road. The access control area would remove the center two-way left turn lane (TWLTL) in seven locations and replace it with a raised landscaped median with dedicated left turn lanes.
The project will also include the construction of supplemental storm-water infrastructures such as inlets, connections, and manholes where ponding currently occur generally between 4th Street to Park Avenue and Ohio Street to Illinois Street. Standard compliant curb ramps will be reconstructed where appropriate, per the requirement of Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG). Drainage improvements will be made in the areas of the southwest quadrant of S.R. 9 at an unnamed tributary to Brandywine Creek and at C.R. 100 South/Davis Road. Additional details at about the project will be presented at the public hearing. All work will occur within existing INDOT right of way. The maintenance of traffic (MOT) for the project will be closed for through traffic and will use the official state maintained routes of U.S. 52, I-465, U.S. 40, and S.R. 109, however one lane will remain open for local traffic.
The MOT for the project will utilize signage, flagging operations, and will be mobile and moving continuously with construction operations. Access to all properties will be maintained during construction. INDOT will coordinate with emergency services and local school corporation officials to ensure potential disruptions and impacts are minimized as much as possible.
Federal and State funds are proposed to be used for construction of this project. The environmental document is available to view prior to the public hearing at the following locations:
- Hancock Co. Public Library, 900 West McKenzie Road, Greenfield, IN 46140
- INDOT Greenfield District at 32 S. Broadway, Greenfield, IN 46140
- Hearings Examiner, Room N642 of the IGCN, 100 N. Senate Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204?2216, Phone # (317) 234-0796
A project webpage will be created prior to the public hearing to ensure project information is available on-line via the INDOT Greenfield District page https://www.in.gov/indot/2704.htm.
Public statements for the record will be taken as part of the public hearing procedure. All verbal statements recorded during the public hearing and all written comments submitted prior to, during and for a period of two (2) weeks following the hearing date, will be evaluated, considered and addressed in subsequent environmental documentation. Written comments may be submitted prior to the public hearing and within the comment period to: INDOT Public Hearings, IGCN Room N642, 100 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204. E-Mail: rclark@indot.IN.gov.
INDOT respectfully requests comments be submitted by Friday, December 6, 2019.
With advance notice, INDOT will provide accommodations for persons with disabilities with regards to participation and access to project information as part of the hearings process including arranging auxiliary aids, interpretation services for the hearing impaired, services for the sight impaired and other services as needed. In addition, INDOT will provide accommodations for persons of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) requiring auxiliary aids including language interpretation services and document conversion. Should accommodation be required please contact Rickie Clark, INDOT Office of Public Involvement at (317) 232-6601, or email email@example.com.