Photo provided by Mark Heirbrandt.
(L to R) Steve Dillinger, Christine Altman and Mark Heirbrandt practice social distancing at the rib- bon-cutting on the 19th.
Photo provided by Mark Heirbrandt. (L to R) Steve Dillinger, Christine Altman and Mark Heirbrandt practice social distancing at the rib- bon-cutting on the 19th.
Officials from the City of Fishers and State Road 37 Improvement Project team held a caravan-style parade to celebrate the completion of the 126th Street interchange. This caravan of cars served as a non-traditional ribbon cutting, with the route beginning at the Fishers YMCA, located at 9012 E 126th St.
The newly complete 126th Street intersection has been converted into a grade-separated interchange with SR 37 reconstructed below-grade with 126th Street converted to a roundabout interchange. Drivers will now experience free-flow traffic movement with the elimination of the signalized intersection –all of which is part of Phase One of the State Road 37 Improvement Project. The project broke ground at this intersection in September of 2019.
“It’s rewarding to see the hard work that has been done thus far and the magnitude of the improvements on SR 37 at this stage,” says Scott Fadness, Mayor of Fishers. “This section will reduce congestion and streamline traffic flow, providing a safe intersection for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.”
State Road 37 will continue to be open during all remaining phases of construction, with two northbound and two southbound lanes open during each phase. There will be closures on side roads with alternative routes always accessible. Construction is currently underway at 146th Street and SR 37 with completion of this interchange slated for mid-2022. All interchanges within this improvement project are scheduled to be complete in 2023.
“We appreciate the patience and adaptability of our local businesses and the community at large,” said Mark Heirbrandt, Hamilton County Commissioner. “A project of this size disrupts our day-to-day, but its positive impact will be felt by all of us for years to come.”
The City of Fishers, City of Noblesville, Hamilton County, and INDOT are working together to improve the vitality of SR37 for local businesses, residents, and those driving into the city.
For additional information and construction updates on SR 37 visit: 37Thrives.com