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Construction updates on Bloomington infrastructure projects


A crosswalk construction sign is pictured April 8 at Kirkwood and Indiana avenues. The entire length of Kirkwood Avenue will be repaved as part of several current construction projects. Carl Cote

Many construction projects around town are finishing up or just starting, according to a recent city press release. 

On Kirkwood Avenue, crosswalks have been repaved, new trash cans are now installed and removable barriers are now in place. The full Kirkwood Avenue project is expected to be completed by the end of June after the entire length of Kirkwood is repaved. 

The Lincoln and Dunn intersections are temporarily still closed on Kirkwood Avenue with traffic on Lincoln going in two directions between Fourth Street and Kirkwood. Other intersections along Kirkwood are open.

Paving and concrete repair projects are also underway. The island on the 1100 block of West Second Street/Bloomfield Road has been filled with red cement and also will have trees planted there.

ADA-compliant curb ramps are being added to sidewalks Wednesday and Thursday at the intersection of East Grimes Lane and South Washington Street. There will be paving this week on South Wingfield Drive from East Moores Pike to the street’s end and from East Breckenmore Drive from South Wingfield to the road’s end.

The Indiana Department of Transportation is currently installing ADA-compliant curb ramps on the north side of East Third Street from Pete Ellis Drive to Smith Road. The westbound right lane will be closed from Park Ridge Road to Pete Ellis Drive during work hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This street will also receive patching, milling and repaving during the second week of June.

The stretch of East Third Street between State Road 46 and Clarizz Boulevard will also be redesigned to include a center turn lane with one lane on each side traveling each direction. Bike lanes will also be added. The project is scheduled to be completed in August.

Sidewalks will soon be put in along the east side of South Adams Street from South Patterson Drive to West Kirkwood Avenue and bicycle lanes on each side of the street. The project will be completed on June 15. The city asks drivers to be attentive to ongoing construction as traffic signal equipment will be changed and lane changes will be implemented at the Adams and Kirkwood intersection.

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