One-Way To Two-Way Project Begins in New Albany
Construction signs are going up along Market, Elm and Spring Streets as work begins this week for a $1.9 million project that will convert one-way streets at New Albany to two-way streets.
The contractor for this Local Public Agency (LPA) project—funded by the Federal Highway Administration with matching funds provided by the City of New Albany—is Ragle Inc. Ragle is charged with sign replacement, signal modification and installation of thermoplastic pavement markings. These streets will be converted to two-way routes:
Market Street between First Street and Vincennes Street
Elm Street and Spring Street between State Street and Vincennes Street
Pearl Street from Elm Street to Main Street
Bank Street from Oak Street to Main Street
Meanwhile, pavement markings will be updated on State Street between Market Street and Elm Street.
This week, contractor crews will pothole for utility locations in advance of boring operations.
Federal monies are administered by the Indiana Department of Transportation. INDOT also provides oversight to assure compliance with federal standards. Hannum, Wagle and Cline of New Albany created engineering plans and has day-to-day responsibility for project supervision.
Current traffic counts on impacted streets are: Elm Street—8,500 vehicles per day; Spring Street—10,400 vpd; Market Street—4,500 vpd; Pearl Street—1,900 vpd; Bank Street—1,000 vpd; and State Street—9,100 vpd.
- Indiana DOT
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