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Shelbyville begins major milling, paving project

The City of Shelbyville says there are 48 road sections in an overlay starting this week, totaling 9.5 miles of newly paved roadway.


The project cost is $1,526,615.60.  This project is 50/50 funded by a Community Crossings Grant from the State.  


There are over 200 sidewalk ramps that will be replaced and made ADA compliant. This is an on-going effort and partnership with the Livable Communities Coalition to increase accessibility in our community.


There is a list and map of the overlays on the City Website.  This link will get you there  ,or search ‘City of Shelbyville Projects”


The roads were selected using a PASER rating system, which is used statewide to determine the condition of roads.  You can see the ratings on the City Engineer page. Other than a few of the smaller sections of roadway, and West St and Doran Dr (which were originally going to be part of the relief sewer project), everything rated below a 3 will be repaved.


Robertson Paving from Columbus is doing the work. 


Here is the current schedule, although it's dependant on weather conditions and likely to change.:


Milling Amos Rd., from St Rd 44 south to the railroad tracks on Tuesday (March 31). Lanes will be restricted and signs posted alerting through traffic of delays.

Milling Mausoleum Rd, Rampart Rd, Cardinal Lane, Robin Ct on Wednesday (April 1).

Paving Amos Rd. Thursday (April 2).

Paving Mausoleum Rd.,Cardinal Lane, and Robin Ct. on Friday (April 3).


Signage warning residents not to park on the road will be placed on Cardinal Lane and Robin Ct. on Monday (March 30).


Because of current events, there are more people than ever home during the day.  For roads that have on-street parking, Robertson Paving will be putting up ‘no parking’ signage in advance of the work starting.


City Engineer Matt House says it’s an impressive amount of paving.


“This year will be the largest repaving project in the City’s history.  We’ve been able to do these larger overlay projects since around 2017 with increases in funding from the City Council and the Indiana Department of Transportation's Community Crossings Grant program. For comparison, we completed roughly $400,000 in road projects in 2014, and this year we’ll have over $2M in road projects including the two reconstructions on the west side. “