(CARMEL, JULY 13, 2020) – Hamilton County residents will soon be able to access 146th Street via Rangeline Road. Officials will host a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, July 14th at 9:00 a.m. to mark the opening of the second phase of the Lowe’s Way Extension project. The ribbon cutting will take place on the bridge over Cool Creek.
“The completion of this project cumulates more than 20 years of infrastructure improvements to this corridor,” says Christine Altman, president of the Hamilton County Commissioners. “These improvements greatly enhance the convenience and efficiencies for all motorists in the area.”
The first phase of the Lowe’s Way Extension project created a new ramp that allowed motorists to access southbound Keystone Parkway from 146th Street by traveling south on Lowes Way. The second phase created this direct connection from Rangeline Road to 146th Street.
“The ramp to southbound Keystone Parkway that opened in July of last year already has approximately 5,000 users per day,” says Bradley Davis, Director of the Hamilton County Highway Department. “This is evidence that these improvements are being used and reducing congestion and traffic on other area streets.”
Construction on the $6.4 million project was completed three weeks ahead of schedule. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization provided approximately $4 million of Federal Congestion and Air Quality Funding for the project. The balance was covered with local area TIF revenues.
The project also includes a new bridge over Cool Creek and the Hagan-Burke Trail as well as new pedestrian paths along the entire corridor.