Blackiston Mill Road Closure
The Town of Clarksville will be closing Blackiston Mill Road from Lewis and Clark to Potter’s Lane from June 5th to August 31st, to allow for the installation of a new Wastewater Force Main. A detour route will be set up that will take traffic along Potter’s Lane, Veteran’s Parkway and Lewis and Clark. The roadway will be open to local traffic, but there will be delays. The intersection at Gutford Road and Blackiston Mill will be open to cross traffic only during this period. A copy of the detour route is below.
From June 5th to the 22nd, Potter’s Lane from Blackiston Mill Road to Progress Way will be closed. During this time, Blackiston Mill Road will be open to Gutford Road.
Regular updates on the project will be posted on the Town website at townofclarksville.com. Any questions about the road closure or the project can be directed to Brittany Montgomery at 812-283-1431.
Blackiston Mill Road Closure Mapbook (pdf)
Lane Closure At Sherman Minton Bridge Next Week For Electrical Repairs
The Indiana Department of Transportation will close the eastbound right lane of Interstate 64 crossing the Sherman Minton bridge next week to facilitate removal and replacement of electrical conduit and wiring.
Midwestern Electric, Indiana’s contractor, plans to have crews pulling and placing cable on Sherman Minton Bridge’s lower deck—beginning Monday (MAY 22)—weather permitting. They will be onsite requiring the eastbound right lane closure between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. INDOT officials anticipate removal of old conduit and installation of new wiring could be completed by the end of the day Thursday (MAY 25).
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