CARMEL (WISH) - Construction on the newly named Keystone Parkway continues inCarmel and soon a major city artery will close.
This part of the project is huge, so huge that the city hasdecided to do it in stages. Wednesday, crews will close 116thstreet on the west side of Keystone.
In about a week to 10 days, the city will close 116th on theEast side of Keystone Parkway. So for about 30 days, there will beno east or west bound traffic on 116th through Keystone.
After those 30 days folks will be able to make a right ontoKeystone Parkway, but still won’t be able to drive across."Cross traffic at 116th street will be closed through the end ofthe year, we still want to have the interchange open this year, soessentially all of your cross traffic, driving across Keystone willbe closed. But we'll be maintaining partial access, we'll bebuilding temporary traffic signals on each side of the highway,those will be up at the end of each 30 day closure period on eachside," said Jeremy Kashman Keystone Project Manager.
“I think initially going in the moneys weren't fullydisclosed, and without the money from Washington now, we would bein trouble as far as paying for the rest of this, I think it's aproject that we have to finish now because we started it, but Ithink the City Council should have done more in controlling theexpenses, because they represent us, and in this case, I don'tthink they represented us, I think the Mayor got to do things thathe didn't fully disclose to us,” said Eugene Gabbard ofCarmel.
While this part of this project begins, another part of theproject is complete. The work on 136th street and Keystone isfinished. A ceremonial ribbon cutting will take place Wednesday.
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