Bloomington’s Community Grove is now more accessible; quiet Crestmont traffic; Hopewell’s demolition continues

Bloomington, Indiana – Several infrastructure improvement projects are underway this season to advance community goals, including safety, sustainability, accessibility, equity, economic vitality and quality of life in Bloomington. The City will provide regular public updates on a range of these improvements as they progress. City sections coordinate with each other, as well as with private developers, to minimize the impact on Bloomington residents and visitors.

Gardens and recreation

Pier added between Winslow Woods Park and Bloomington Community Orchard

Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Bloomington Community Orchard, added 80 feet of pavement between the course at Winslow Woods Park and Bloomington Community Orchard, improving access to the orchard. The pier project is scheduled to be completed on September 23.

Services

Hidden River Path Project

A two-year downtown stormwater infrastructure rebuilding project to address flooding during rain events continues, Grant Street between 4th and Kirkwood continues to be affected. Fourth Street is now fully open.

The city will continue to coordinate with other construction and road projects as it rebuilds 1,829 feet of sewerage to protect residential and commercial buildings in the downtown area. This project is on track for completion by the February 2023 deadline. For more information on the project visit: bloomington.in.gov/utilities/hidden-river.

public works

Paving was completed on the twelfth as well as at the top. On Monday, crews will begin milling and paving work on Queensway Road. Next week, crews will be installing ADA-compliant ladders in Heather, Old Walnut, Allendale and Old Walnut.

engineering

Hopewell Phase 1 East

The demolition of the warehouse located at 635 Rogers Street will be completed this week. The restoration of the site has begun along 2nd Street and will continue across the site. Items will continue to be withdrawn for disposal and recycling this week and in the weeks to come. The next buildings to be demolished are 408 and 416 First Street.

The site of Hopewell Phase 1 East is bounded by 2nd Street to the north, 1st Street to the south, Line B to the east, and Rogers Street to the west. Additional information about the project and the contractor can be found at the following links: https://bton.in/mRp~I, hopewellbloomington.org & renascentinc.com/

Demolition of a warehouse at 635 Rogers Street

lane restrictions

Over the next few weeks, Lineal Contracting will complete a fiber optic project for Everstream along S Rogers Street, W Patterson Drive, W Grimes Lane and S Walnut. There will be restrictions on lanes along those streets as they lay underground and aerial fiber cables. There will be intermittent closures of sidewalks as well.

Crestmont . Traffic Calm

City Street Administration is wrapping up paving of 12th and 13th Streets this week. The completion of the paving makes way for the installation of speed bumps and speed cushions starting next week. Traffic calming devices were prioritized on 12th Street (Lindbergh to Monroe) and 13th Street (Illinois to Summit) through a city-resident-led process of the Traffic Calming and Greenway Program (TCGP). Additional information about the project and the contractor can be found at the following link: Crestmont Area Traffic Calming | City of Bloomington, Indiana

Newly installed traffic calming near Summit Ave

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