CLARKSVILLE, IN (October 9, 2023) – Lochmueller Group recently released the following update in regards to the Blackiston Mill Road project. To receive these updates in you email, please email them at email@example.com and request to be added to the mailing list.
MAC Construction is currently pouring concrete driveways and sidewalk. They recently completed concrete curb and gutter and paved the road to an intermediate level. There is still one more lift left to paved, which will be paved at a later date. The road is currently hard closed on the south end, and partially open on the north end. This will change the morning of Thursday October 5th, 2023. The entrance to NAPA Auto and Blackiston Bowl will open Thursday morning, and the north end of the road will be hard closed. All residents, employees, and business customers will need to use the temporary access road to access Blackiston Mill Road until further notice.
% of Contract Complete to Date: 72.47 % (Monetary Basis)
Original Contract Amount: $2,697,000
Current Contract Amount: $2,697,000
Weather Condition: Fair
General Progress: Good
WHAT TO EXPECT:
MAC will continue pouring concrete for driveways and sidewalks until they are completed. Then they will mill the north existing asphalt at the north end of the project. Then preparations will be made for the final layer of asphalt. After paving the final layer the finishing touches will be made such as signs, striping and sodding. The road is on track to reopen by the target date of November 20, 2023, and the project as a whole is on track to be completed by the target date of July 2024.
Phase 2 of the Blackiston Mill Road Improvement is a 1500 foot reconstruction project located between Kroger and Altra Drive. The primary purpose of the project is to decrease the number of accidents and reduce the number of conflict points at the various drives along this segment of Blackiston Mill Road. Secondary purposes are to improve drainage conditions along the roadway, provide a structurally sufficient roadway surface that provides continued vehicular traffic in the area, and provide pedestrian connectivity along this section of Blackiston Mill Road. As part of this reconstruction project, construction crews will be working on improving the overall Storm Sewer System, widening the travel lanes, and adding ADA Compliant Sidewalk and Curb Ramps on both sides of Blackiston Mill Road. Also, part of this project are several overhead and underground utility relocations. Relocating these existing utilities will make room for the increased footprint of Blackiston Mill Road. The project will be completed under a complete road closure from Altawood Drive to Altra Drive from March 15, 2023 to November 20, 2023. Most of the project will be completed at this time while the finished surface, pavement markings, and landscape measures will be completed in Spring 2024.