The City of Fishers announced today plans to rehabilitate the railroad crossing on 116th Street in the Nickel Plate District. The improvement project will close 116th St. at the railroad crossing on the evening of Oct. 21 and will remain closed through the weekend. The project will also include crosswalk improvements at 116th St. and Municipal Dr.
The project was coordinated with Hamilton Southeastern Schools’ fall break to limit disruption of the school bus routes. In addition, traffic volume is decreased during school breaks.
Improvements include rehabilitation of the railroad crossing and surrounding approaches. The project is partially funded with a grant provided by INDOT and the Federal Rail Authority. In addition, during the closure, the City of Fishers will complete improvements to the crosswalks across 116th St. at Municipal Dr. The project will cost $370,000 with $40,000 covered by the grant.
Commuters are encouraged to follow the posted detour routes during the closure. The Fishers Police Department will have additional traffic patrols available during A.M. and P.M. peak traffic periods and traffic engineers will manually operate signals to maintain the flow of traffic.
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