RebuildIndy Construction Schedule This Week

Construction Schedule This Week in Pike Twp. – For more information about RebuildIndy visit, www.indy.gov/RebuildIndy, email RebuildIndy@indy.gov or call (317) 327.2656. You may also follow construction updates on Twitter @RebuildIndy.

September 23, 2011

Below are anticipated construction activities for the week of 9/26/2011.

PIKE TOWNSHIP

The 38th Street project from I-465 to I-65 extends into Pike Township.
Michigan Road from 76th Street to Double Tree Boulevard may have restrictions as storm sewer work and the creation of a pedestrian trail is underway.
Replacement of the bridge deck and railing on the 56th Street bridge over Eagle Creek is underway. Two-way traffic is being maintained in the eastbound lanes over the bridge. A partial road closure is in place on 56th Street from Dandy Trail to the Eagle Creek Golf Course.
Restrictions may be in place as construction for bike lanes is underway on Lafayette Road from 71st Street to New York Street. South of 16th Street, Lafayette Road turns into North White River Parkway West Drive. This project is in Pike, Wayne, and Center Townships.
Construction of a pedestrian trail on Michigan Road from Kessler Boulevard to 75th Street is underway. This project also extends into Washington Township.
Curb and sidewalk work is underway on 47th Street from Georgetown Road to the cul-de-sac.
Construction is underway on Terrytown Parkway from Vicksburg Road to 62nd Street.
Construction is underway on Petersburg Parkway from Terrytown Parkway to Moller Road.
Construction is underway on 62nd Street from Coffman Road to Cooper Road. This project also extends into Washington Township.
Construction is underway at Eagle Creek Park.
Restrictions may occur as resurfacing and other related work is underway on the following streets.
84th Street from Olin Road to Lafayette Rd
85th Street from Olin Road to Lafayette Rd
87th Street from Lafayette Rd to Cooper Road
Almaden Court from Cul-de-sac to Almaden Drive
Almaden Drive from Chabils Court to DuBonnet Way
Andre Court from Cul-de-sac to Andre Drive
Andre Drive from Andre Court to Normandy Blvd
Cabernet Way from Andre Drive to Normandy Blvd
Chabils Circle form Normandy Way to Almaden Drive
Chablis Court from Almaden Drive to Cul-de-sac
Cooper Road from 87th Street to 88th Street
DuBonnet Court from Cul-de-sac to DuBonnet Way
DuBonnet Way from Normandy Blvd to Andre Court
Kimkris Court from Normandy Blvd to Cul-de-sac
La Tour Circle from Cul-de-sac to Normandy Drive
Masison Court from Cul-de-sac to Chabils Circle
Normandy Blvd from Baden Dr to 79th St
Normandy Way from Noel Road to Baden Dr
Olin Road from Dead end to 85th Street
Palais Court from Normandy Way to Cul-de-sac
Randue Court from Almaden Drive from Cul-de-sac

Pike Township Fire Department Safety Festival

The annual Pike Township Fire Department Safety Festival will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the New Augusta Public Academy North, 6450 Rodebaugh Road.

This is a FREE, family-friendly event with fun and informative activities for everyone including: lunch, bounce houses, mascots, antique fire trucks, safety messages from numerous vendors, Pacer’s Fan Van (at 1:30), school choir performances, Indiana Students Against Drunk Driving simulators, Sheriff’s Office will provide gun locks, Bomb Squad vehicles and robots, medical helicopters, water safety demonstration, and MUCH MORE!

Mark the date: Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 11am – 3pm. For more information, please contact Eileen Orban, 347-5860, extension 2121

Click here for flyer

RebuildIndy Construction

PIKE TOWNSHIP

The 38th Street project from I-465 to I-65 extends into Pike Township. Please see the project details under Wayne Township.

Michigan Road from 76th Street to Double Tree Boulevard may have restrictions as storm sewer work and the creation of a pedestrian trail is underway.

Restrictions may be in place as castings are adjusted on Georgetown Road from 30th Street to 38th Street.

Replacement of the bridge deck and railing on the 56th Street bridge over Eagle Creek is underway. Two-way traffic is being maintained in the eastbound lanes over the bridge. A partial road closure is in place on 56th Street from Dandy Trail to the Eagle Creek Golf Course.

Restrictions may be in place as construction for bike lanes is underway on Lafayette Road from 71st Street to New York Street. South of 16th Street, Lafayette Road turns into North White River Parkway West Drive. This project is in Pike, Wayne, and Center Townships.

Some restrictions may be in place as work is underway on a pedestrian trail on Michigan Road from Kessler Boulevard to 75th Street. This project also extends into Washington Township.

Construction is underway on Coffman Road from 62nd Street to 71st Street.

Curb and sidewalk work is underway on 47th Street from Georgetown Road to the cul-de-sac.

Curb and sidewalk work, as well as base repair, is underway on Terrytown Parkway from Vicksburg Road to 62nd Street.

Curb and sidewalk work, as well as base repair, is underway on Petersburg Parkway from Terrytown Parkway to Moller Road.

Resurfacing work is underway on 62nd Street from High School Road to Hollingsworth Road.

Resurfacing work is underway on 62nd Street from Coffman Road to Cooper Road. This project also extends into Washington Township.

Resurfacing work is underway on 79th Street from Payne Road to Michigan Road.

Nominations sought for Charles L. Whistler Award

INDIANAPOLIS – Nominations are currently being accepted for the Charles L. Whistler Award – the most prestigious award given annually to a community volunteer.

This year, the award will again recognize one or two individuals who have brought together the Indianapolis public and private sectors for civic improvement. A subcommittee of the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC) selects each recipient, and the Mayor of Indianapolis personally presents the award. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 23, 2011.

A lawyer and community leader in the grand tradition, Whistler gave his time and extraordinary abilities to the Indianapolis community without asking for power or position in return. At the time of his death in 1981, he was a senior partner at Baker & Daniels and chairman of both the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee’s Urban Growth and Revitalization Task Force and the White River State Park Citizens’ Advisory Committee.

This is the 27th year for the award in Whistler’s honor. Mayor Greg Ballard and the board of the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee invite community members to nominate a current leader who exemplifies this vital Indianapolis tradition.

Award nominations are open to anyone in the community, except currently appointed government employees and elected officials. Candidates should reflect the passion and the skill that Charles Whistler displayed for making the public-private partnership work for the overall betterment of the community. It’s also expected that many of each nominee’s efforts, like Whistler’s, have occurred in volunteer roles that far exceed what is simply expected of the individual through his or her employment.

The recipient(s) of the award – presented by the Mayor through the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee – will be recognized at a reception later this fall. Award recipients’ names will also be added to a limestone and granite monument located in the Charles L. Whistler Memorial Plaza at the City Market.

Nomination forms are available online at www.indygipc.org. Completed forms must be returned by Friday, September 23, to the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee by mail at 1901 City-County Building, 200 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204; by facsimile at (317) 327-8615; or by e-mail to nclayton@indy.gov.

For more information, call Matt Hendrix at the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee at (317) 327-3820 or (317) 607-3934.

Trash Collection Schedule Adjusted for Labor Day

Curbside recycling and trash collection will operate on a slide schedule during the holiday week

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) would like to remind residents that there will be NO curbside recycling, residential or heavy trash collection on Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day.

All residential trash, heavy trash and curbside recycling routes will run one day behind for the entire week. Monday routes will be serviced on Tuesday, September 6; Tuesday routes will be serviced on Wednesday, September 7; and so on. Friday routes will be serviced on Saturday, September 10. All services will return to normal schedules on Monday, September 12.

For more information, please contact the Mayor’s Action Center at (317) 327-4622 (MAC).

Mayor Ballard Launches Abandoned Structures Initiative to Remove Hundreds of Unsafe, Unsalvageable Houses, Buildings

INDIANAPOLIS – Mayor Greg Ballard today launched the City’s Abandoned Structures Initiative, announcing seven abandoned houses will be removed over the next week as the Department of Public Works (DPW) begins the bidding process on 384 unsafe, unsalvageable structures that will start coming down as early as October. The program aims to have over 600 unsafe buildings under contract for removal by the end of 2011.

“Abandoned and unsafe structures are harmful for our residents, our businesses and our neighborhoods. They threaten our public safety, harm property values, and impact the quality of life in our community,” said Mayor Ballard. “We are aggressively engaging in an unprecedented program to remove hundreds of these buildings – and the blight and impediments to economic development they represent.”

Mayor Ballard was joined by community leaders for the announcement in front of an unsafe, abandoned house at 1142 Earhart St. on the City’s Near Southeast side. The vacant building is next door to Penick Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, which plans to purchase the lot once the structure is removed. Local contractor Denney Excavating began demolition on the house following the kickoff of the initiative.

About 1,200 affirmed properties throughout Marion County are on the list for removal, with the largest concentration in Center Township. The Abandoned Structures Initiative aims to remove 2,000 structures by the end of 2012. The City solicits public input throughout the process by conducting presentations and encouraging residents to report unsafe properties. The Indy Land Bank seeks to acquire the properties to make them available for redevelopment. The City of Indianapolis took down 675 abandoned and unsalvageable buildings in 2010 and 375 in 2009.

Funding for the initiative is funded through RebuildIndy, Mayor Ballard’s initiative to restore deteriorating thoroughfares, residential streets, sidewalks and bridges, as well as address neighborhood drainage and flooding issues and demolish unsalvageable abandoned houses posing a public safety threat. The initial $140 million RebuildIndy investment funded projects repairing long-neglected streets, sidewalks, bridges and parks throughout Indianapolis. DPW has about 350 major street, sidewalk, bridge and park projects completed, underway, or slated as part of RebuildIndy. For more information, visit www.indy.gov/rebuildindy.

Only a few outbuildings and a garage are being demolished in the Northwest Outer Region.

Pike Township Traffic Lane Restrictions

2404 W 62nd Street
ROW11-04917
There will be 1 traffic lane restricted August 24, 2011 through November 10, 2013 to excavate for storm water Project on W 62nd Street from N Michigan Road to Broadmoor Plaza. ​

6430 N Michigan Road
ROW11-04261
There will be 1 traffic lane restricted July 29, through August 31, 2011 to re-route gas main.​