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Carmel mayor announces east side improvement projects

CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) — Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard has announced an infrastructure improvement program focused on Carmel’s east side.

Included in the plans are new roundabouts, bike paths and extensions, landscaping projects and a new fire station.

“Carmel consistently ranks among the best cities to live for a variety of reasons but it is also important we not rest on our laurels. We want to make sure our residents have safe and efficient streets, strong public safety and neighborhoods that connect with Carmel’s vibrant and walkable environment,” said Brainard.

Plans were announced to give residents and motorists a notice of what to expect for the spring and summer construction seasons.

“We have worked hard to build world-class city but at the same time we need to continue investing in our neighborhoods,” said Brainard.

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Here is a list of some of the announced improvements:

  • A new fire station on Main street
  • River Road reconstruction and realignment from 116th Street to 126th Street which will remove dangerous curves to the south and east of Plum Creek Golf Club
  • River Road north of Main Street to Prairie Trace Elementary will be expanded to a three-lane boulevard
  • Expedite progress for roundabout interchange at 96th and Keystone
  • Removal of traffic signals, construction of roundabouts to improve traffic flow and eliminate congestion on 96th Street from White River to Keystone Parkway
  • New roundabout at 116th and Gray Road
  • New roundabout at 116th and Hazel Dell Parkway
  • New roundabout at 126th and Gray Road
  • New roundabout at Main Street and Gray Road
  • New roundabout at 136th and Gray Road
  • New roundabout at 136th and Carey Road
  • Bike path improvements on 126th Street from Keystone Parkway to River Road
  • Bike path improvements on 116th Street from Keystone Parkway to River Road
  • Adding a boardwalk in Founders Park

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