“Big Check Presentation” to Mayor Fadness kicks off $7.8 million Fishers infrastructure improvements

Around the Region
| Tuesday, June 11 | 9:46AM

Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization Executive Director Anna Gremling will deliver an oversized check representing $7,836,188 in federal funds to Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness at 10:30 a.m. on June 10 at Fishers City Hall, 1 Municipal Drive in Fishers.

The funds will to help pay for three infrastructure projects, including improving the intersection of 116th Street and Allisonville Road by modernizing the signal and adding right-turn lanes and dual left-turn lanes. The second project is a new roundabout at 126th Street & Southeastern Parkway, and the final project is improvements to the roundabout at Olio Road and Southeastern Parkway that revise lane utilization for increased traffic flow and better volume distribution, as well as instructions telling motorists of the correct lane to be in. Funding for all three projects will be available in State Fiscal Year 2024.

As part of an annual funding process, Fishers planners submitted projects for consideration by the Metropolitan Planning Organization, which is responsible for planning and programming federal transportation funds in the eight-county Central Indiana region. Projects are judged based on such criteria as impacts to air quality, improvements to congestion, safety, pavement quality and more.

“It’s always a very competitive process with nearly 70 applications this year from 18 municipalities, but Hamilton County’s projects were among those that rose to the top,” Gremling said. “Building and maintaining infrastructure is one of local governments’ biggest challenges, and one of the ways they make a critical contribution to regional and state economies.”

Fishers was one of 11 communities and agencies in the region selected to receive federal funds.