PROJECT UPDATE: Riverside Drive

PROJECT UPDATE: Riverside Drive

CLARKSVILLE, IN (June 10, 2024) – As part of the Riverside Reconstruction Project, planning and engineering firm Lochmueller Group is providing monthly updates on the construction progress.  The following includes information from the June update:


The proposed project seeks to improve the continuity of bicycle and pedestrian facilities along the Ohio River Greenway by linking Ashland Park to the City 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 multiuse 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.


MAC has primarily been working on the sanitary sewer for the past month of May. The new 8 Inch gravity flow has been completed and all service laterals have been connected to the new line. The old lines, manholes and lift stations have been taken out of service. A small amount of storm sewer was completed. Materials for remaining storm sewer and waterlines have been arriving on the jobsite.

% of Contract Complete to Date: 34.93% (Monetary Basis)
Original Contract Amount: $6,248,000
Current Contract Amount: $6,248,000
Weather Condition: Fair
General Progress: Good


For the month of June, MAC will initially be finishing up the storm sewer west of Main St and that crew will then move to the east side between Main and the end of project near the Carman Office. A separate crew will be working on the waterlines throughout the project. The waterline work is primarily on the south side of Riverside except for tie ins to individual properties. Towards the end of the month some subgrade treatment and electrical infrastructure may happen on the west half of the project between Main and Ashland Park.