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State Road 37 Improvements
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Provide Public Comment for the May 16, 2017 SR 37 Public Hearing here. Public comment window closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2017.

On Dec. 10, 2015, Governor Mike Pence, Mayor Scott Fadness and Hamilton County Commissioners announced plans to rehabilitate the State Road (SR) 37 corridor from 126th St. to 146th St. The announcement comes after years of collaboration between the City of Fishers, City of Noblesville, Hamilton County and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to address the traffic congestion and public safety challenges along the corridor.

The infrastructure improvement project now enters the environmental study and design phase. The City of Fishers will manage the design and construction for the duration of the project. Residents, business owners and other stakeholders are encouraged to sign up for Drive Fishers alerts and/or check the project update page regularly for progress on the project.

The SR 37 challenges

SR 37 is a four-lane, north-south corridor serving the residents of Hamilton County, the City of Fishers and the City of Noblesville. It is currently owned and operated by INDOT. More than 50,000 vehicles travel the corridor each day, and they are regulated at each of the cross streets with traffic signals that are becoming more and more overloaded as time passes. The challenges include: 

  • Unacceptable wait times on local cross streets. Because SR 37 moves 50,000 cars per day the traffic green lights are long for commuters on SR 37 and short on cross streets. Residents have expressed much frustration with having to sit through multiple lights before getting across SR 37. 
  • Increased traffic. Hamilton County is a wonderful place to live. As Fishers and other areas of the county continue to develop, more and more commuters travel SR 37. This means that congestion will only get worse. 
  • Unsafe for pedestrians and cyclist. Because of the traffic flow and short green lights on the cross streets, it is nearly impossible for pedestrians and cyclist to cross SR 37 safely.  Residents have often commented on the lack of connectivity along this corridor. 
  • Congestion on feeder roadways. During the PM peak hours traffic on northbound I-69 get very congested at Exit 205 (116th St./SR 37 exit). Monday – Friday a high-volume of commuters exit I-69 on to SR 37 only to be stopped at the 126th St. intersection traffic signal. This creates congestion and stop-and-go traffic that backs up onto I-69 and typically results in travel delays and the occasional car accident. 

Project scope

While a more detailed scope of the project will be developed as the design phase of each interchange is completed, the proposed improvement project will convert SR 37 from 126th St.  to 146th St. from a signalized-intersection, divided highway to a separated-grade parkway. The traffic signals will be removed and replaced with roundabout interchanges at each local cross street similar to Keystone Parkway in the City of Carmel. 

In addition, the roundabout interchanges will include sidewalks and crosswalks to allow for pedestrian and cyclist traffic.

Funding

The SR 37 improvement project will cost an estimated $124 million to complete. The breakdown of funds is as follows: 
  • INDOT to contribute $100 million 
  • Hamilton County to contribute $12 million
  • City of Fishers will contribute $12 million

What’s next?

The City of Fishers will manage the design and construction of the SR 37 Improvement Project. As impact studies and project design moves forward, Fishers will proactively communicate updates to the residents, business owners and news media.  

Project officials are available to discuss the improvement project with business owners, neighborhood associations or individuals. Please click here if you’d like to set up a meeting with a project official. 

Please click here if you’d like to receive weekly updates regarding construction projects in Fishers. Please click here if you'd like to receive ongoing updates specifically regarding State Road 37.

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