Key Projects

Zionsville Road

The road opened to all traffic on December 23. While roadwork has been suspended for the rest of the winter season, Duke Energy will continue to install the decorative street lights. Final construction activities will take place in the spring of 2020 with no further full closures expected. Final completion of the project is anticipated in May.

Background: This project involves the widening of Zionsville Road, which will go from two to three lanes when a center turn lane is added between Technology Center Drive and 106th Street. The project also includes adding a bike path on the west side of the road. To minimize cost and project length, the road will be closed during the summer for construction.

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Click here for Current in Zionsville article (Oct. 26, 2019).

Zionsville Road September 2019

Sycamore Street Bridge Rehabilitation

Note: This is a Boone County Highway Department project.

The reconstruction project for the Sycamore Street bridge is scheduled to begin Feb. 10, 2020. During construction the bridge will be closed to through traffic. The currently scheduled date of reopening is Aug. 21, 2020.

The trail system under the bridge connecting Lions Park to Creekside Park will be closed throughout the project. The pedestrian bridge and trail system along Sycamore Street are anticipated to remain open to the public with only periodic closures for safety.

Background: This project involves the reconstruction of the road bridge deck and bridge railing systems and provides new decorative lighting on the rehabilitated bridge.

North-South Connector

This project is currently out for bid.

Background: With increased development and growth coming to the west side of Zionsville, design has begun on a new roadway segment that will connect the intersection of 850 East/Cooper Road with CR 875 East to the north, also known as the North-South Connector. The design includes a roundabout at the intersection of 850 East/Cooper Road and Oak Street as well as a roundabout at the intersection of CR 875 East and Whitestown Road. The project is also expected to include a 10-foot multi-use path. This project is included in the Town of Zionsville’s 1983 Transportation Plan.

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Click here for the North-South Typical.

Click here for the Oak Street/CR 850 Roundabout.

Click here for the Whitestown Road/CR 875 Roundabout.

Ford Road and Bloor Lane Roundabout

Work is nearly complete on new landscape and hardscape elements within the center of the roundabout. The cap for the wall must be custom measured and fabricated after the wall structure is in place, and is in production.

Background: This roundabout includes low masonry walls and upgraded plant materials. The tree at the center that was planted by a local Eagle Scout candidate will be preserved. 

CR 300 South Corridor Project

Through a grant from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Town of Zionsville has partnered with the Boone County Highway Department to conduct a corridor study along CR 300 South from CR 800 East to the Boone/Hamilton county line. The purpose of this study is to identify a preliminary scope and a potential design of future road widening and intersection improvements considering feasibility, costs, impacts to properties, environmental concerns and bridge needs. 

While there is one known bridge replacement project planned within the next four years, there are no identified intersection or road projects at this time. The information learned from this study will initially guide bridge design as these structures are maintained and replaced as needed. Future intersection or roadway capacity projects will not be undertaken until the volume of vehicles and levels of service justify the improvements.

CR 300 South Concept Plan Section 1

CR 300 South Concept Plan Section 2

CR 300 South Concept Plan Section 3

CR 300 South Concept Plan Section 4

CR 300 South Roundabout Option at CR 875 East

CR 300 South Roundabout Option at CR 975 East

CR 300 South Public Info Meeting Handouts

CR 300 South Public Info Meeting Power Point Presentation

CR 300 South Typical Cross Sections


Municipal Services Building Pathway 

Design work is nearing completion. It is expected that this project will be awarded for construction prior to the end of this year, and construction will follow in the spring of 2020.

Background: A multi-use pathway will be constructed along the west side of the Municipal Services Building. This project will provide a route from the sidewalk system along Parkway Drive south to the Starkey Trail. Currently, pedestrians and cyclists utilize the parking lots and work areas of the Police, Parks and Street and Stormwater Departments to cut through to the pathway, creating unsafe situations when they are caught in operational traffic and equipment areas. 

CR 500 South Reconstruction and Widening

Design is ongoing. It is anticipated that the utilities will be relocated over the winter with road construction beginning in the spring.

Background: This project improves and widens CR 500 South from CR 875 East approximately 0.4 miles to the west. This project will reconstruct a portion of the road and widen the existing width to 24 feet. This project is funded partially from private developer funds. 

CR 400 South Reconstruction and Widening

A bid opening took place last December and contract documents are being reviewed. Construction is expected to begin in the spring as soon as weather permits and once the utility poles have been fully relocated. Full road closures are expected during this project, while maintaining local access.

Background: This project improves and widens CR 400 South from CR 800 East to CR 875 East.

Irongate Drainage Improvement Project

A bid opening took place last December and contract documents are being reviewed. Construction is expected to be completed by May 2020.

Background: This project is intended to mitigate localized street flooding in the Irongate subdivision. The project involves the installation of a new storm sewer pipe along the south side of Oak Street from Irongate Drive to just west of Ford Road. As it also includes a new storm sewer pipe crossing under Oak Street, traffic control personnel will be utilized during this portion of the project in order to keep Oak Street open to traffic. Local access for residents and businesses within the project area will be maintained, but short-term driveway closures will be necessary to cross these access points.

Other Projects in Development

Through a combination of private (developer) funding and public funding, the following roads are planned for reconstruction and widening in the next two years:

  • CR 800 East from approximately the Pemberton subdivision entrance up to CR 400 South

A new pathway segment is planned for construction in 2019 from Governor’s Lane to Ford Road on the north side of Mulberry Street. It is expected that this project will be awarded for construction prior to the end of this year, and construction will follow in the spring of 2020.