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Page last updated on May 15, 2023 at 3:02 pm

The City is working on improvements to 17th Street, from Monroe Street to Grant Street, which will improve safety and accessibility for a mix of transportation options. The improvements are part of the City’s larger commitment to sustainability and quality of life for all residents.

The project involves changes along 17th Street including construction of a multiuse path along the north side of the street, construction of accessible sidewalk curb ramps, street resurfacing, and replacement of the existing traffic signal at the intersection of 17th Street at Madison Street/Kinser Pike. The City has acquiring additional right of way from some owners in the corridor in order to construct these improvements. Construction of the project is underway now and is expected to be completed in November of 2023.

The project is supported by federal funding as prioritized through the Bloomington Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization.

The engineering design consultant for the project is Lochmueller Group.

Construction of the project has been divided into two phases.  The east phase from Walnut Street to Dunn Street was completed in 2023.  The west phase from Monroe Street to Walnut Street is currently under construction and anticipated to be completed in November of 2023.

Public Input:

A virtual public meeting was held July 27th, 2021 at 6:00pm. The presentation slides from this meeting are available in the attachments below.

This comment period following the public meeting has closed, but you can always send comments/questions to the project contact listed below.

Project Timeline:

  • Design: 2020-2021
  • ROW Acquisition: 2021
  • Public Input: 2021
  • Construction: Two phases, East Phase in 2022 and the West Phase in 2023
    • Phase I - 2022
    • Phase II - 2023

East Phase Construction (Walnut to Grant) (Complete)

Construction on the East phase from Walnut to Grant was awarded to Milestone Contractors.  Work will begin on or after May 9th, 2022 with an anticipated completion at the end of July.

West Phase Construction (Monroe to Walnut) (In Progress)

Construction on the West phase from Monroe to Walnut was awarded to E & B Paving Inc.  Work began in April 2023 and is anticipated to be completed by November 2023.  The West Phase will have multible phases of road or lane closures and lane restrictions.

  • Phase I - (04/01 through 05/19) - Closure of the turn lanes on West 17th Street and shifting traffic to the south side of 17th.
  • Phase II - (05/19 through 05/30) - Shift traffic from the south side of 17th to the north side of 17th.
  • Phase III - (05/30 through 07/14) - Reopen lane restrictions on 17th and close the intersection of 17th and Kinser Pike.  Access to all local businesses shall remain open.
  • Phase IV - (07/14 through 08/01) - Intersection of 17th and Kinser is reopened to traffic.  Closure of the eastbound lane of 17th Street between Monroe Street and Madison Street.
  • Final phase - (08/01 through 11/14) - Intermittent lane closures with flaggers possible as the project works towards completion.

West 17th Street Plans

Project Tree Clearing:  (Complete)

Bidding Documents (East Phase):

Note:  The 17th Street Project has been divided into two separate contracts for bidding.  The East Phase will be from North Walnut Street to North Grant Street and will be bid locally.  The West Phase, from North Monroe Street to North Walnut Street will remain a Federally funded project and will be bid out through INDOT.

Letting Date (East Phase): April 11th, 2022, 11:30 AM  (Closed)

Bids (East Phase)

  • Crider & Crider, Inc.               $1,484,301.98
  • Milestone Contractors, L.P.    $1,192,901.58  (Awarded)

Utility Approved Work Plans

Project Contact:

Neil Kopper
(812) 349-3593 or