PROJECT UPDATE: Riverside Drive Reconstruction

PROJECT UPDATE: Riverside Drive Reconstruction

CLARKSVILLE, IN (March 8, 2024) – As part of the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project, engineering firm Lochmueller Group will be sending out monthly progress updates for local residents.  To sign up to receive the updates via email, send a message to  Here is the latest update posted on March 7th.


The proposed project seeks to improve the continuity of bicycle and pedestrian facilities along the Ohio River Greenway by linking Ashland Park to the Town of Jeffersonville near the Restaurant Row area. The project will reconstruct Riverside Drive to accommodate two lane traffic, parallel parking, concrete sidewalks on each side of the roadway, and will add a multi use trail on the south side. Decorative pavers, street lighting, and landscaping will enhance the overall aesthetical appeal of the corridor. The intersection with Market Street will be reconfigured to improve the intersection angle and sight distance. To minimize impacts to the homes and businesses along the north side of the roadway, much of the improved widening will be shifted to the south side of the existing Riverside Drive.


Riverside Drive was closed to through traffic from Ashland Park to the eastern Town limits back on February 5th. The detour for this closure is Winbourne Avenue, Clark Boulevard, South Clark Boulevard, Missouri Avenue, West Market Street, to Southern Indiana Avenue. Expect the closure to remain in effect through November 20, 2024. MAC Construction has been on site completing the installation of a new 72” storm across Riverside Drive. The sewer ties into the existing storm sewer under Main St. and outlets into the Ohio River. MAC has milled up the existing pavement within the limits of closure and is preparing to cement stabilize the subgrade before more work can be performed.

% of Contract Complete to Date: 18.8% (Monetary Basis)
Original Contract Amount: $6,248,000
Current Contract Amount: $6,248,000
Weather Condition: Fair
General Progress: Good


MAC Construction will begin cement stabilization of the soil, most likely on Monday March 11, 2024. After the subgrade cures and passes compaction testing, MAC will move onto installing a new sanitary sewer line, followed by a new storm sewer line. MAC will be in contact with affected property owners as the project continues into the next phase.

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