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This project will reconstruct West 17th Street between the Vernal Pike/17th Street Overpass and the roundabout at the 17th Street/Arlington Road/Monroe Street intersection.

Project Map

17th Street Aerial view

17th Street Reconstruction Map

Project Description

The opening of the new overpass is expected to significantly impact travel patterns on 17th Street. This project is anticipated to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrian, bicycle, and motor vehicle traffic on the corridor. Improvements include stormwater infrastructure, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, conversion of Lindbergh Drive to a two-way facility near 17th Street, and other work on 17th Street.

Details of the project and its scope are subject to change through the design process which will include public outreach and stakeholder involvement.

AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc. has been selected as the engineering consultant for this project.

PUBLIC INPUT:

The first public meeting for this project was held on March 1st, 2017 and focused on gathering input about what the neighborhood, residents, and other stakeholders would like to see accomplished by the project.

The second public input meeting was held on Thursday, May 11th, 2017. At the second public meeting, staff discussed conceptual design options that were prepared based on input from the first meeting. This meeting began with a brief presentation and group discussion before transitioning to an open house format to allow participants to look closely at the concepts and speak one-on-one with staff. The display information presented at the second public meeting is available below.

Based on the public input and evaluations by the design consultant and City staff, Concept 2 was chosen because it provides more equitable impacts to properties on the north and south sides of the street as well as multiple operational and comfort benefits for the multiuse path. Concept 2 was further refinedto reduce the width of the landscape buffer to further minimize property impacts. Those adjustments involve additional curvature of the multiuse path andthe street in order to stay slightly farther away from the houses along 17th Street.

Second Public Meeting Materials:

  • Vertical Profile- proposed vertical alignment generally follows existing terrain except a short section west of Lindbergh Drive which will be adjusted to improve sight distance
  • West End Overhead- overhead view of the proposal west of Lindbergh Drive
  • East End Overhead, Concept 1- overhead view of Concept 1 east of Lindbergh Drive (17th Street shifts 6 feet south, putting the multiuse path on the south side of the utility poles and directly adjacent to the street), not chosen for final design
  • East End Overhead, Concept 2- overhead view of Concept 2 east of Lindbergh Drive (17th Street shifts 3 feet north, putting the multiuse path on the north side of the utility poles and separated from the street), chosen for final design
  • Speed Management Options 1- potential options to encourage speed limit compliance on 17th Street
  • Speed Management Options2- potential options to encourage speed limit compliance on 17th Street

The third public meeting was held onMonday, January 29th, 2018 and focused ondesign details including retaining wall options, railing types, and lighting.Thismeetingbegan with a brief project recap, presentation from staff, and group discussion before transitioning to an open house format that allowed participants to look closely at the meeting materials and speak one-on-one with staff. Input was collected untilFebruary 12th, 2018. An update will be provided after staff has fully reviewed.

Third Public Meeting Materials:

*Note - some files sizes are very large, you may need to download the file in order to view it*

Project Timeline

  • Design: 2017-2018
  • Public Input: Initial Public Meeting March 1st, 2017 (complete)
  • Public Input: Second Public Meeting May 11th, 2017 (complete)
  • Public Input: Third Public Meeting January 29th, 2018 (complete)
  • ROW Acquisition: Initial notice letters expected February 2018.
  • Construction: 2019

Project Contact

Neil Kopper
(812) 349-3423 or koppern@bloomington.in.gov
401 N Morton St, Suite 130; Bloomington, IN 47402