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This project began with a conceptual scoping exercise and public input (details below). Project scope includes construction of a multiuse path on the east side of High Street from Arden Drive to Hunter Avenue and modernization of the two existing traffic signals within the project limits. The project is included in the City's Transportation Plan and the Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). The project has been prioritized by the MPO for federal funding to support both design and construction. The project has also been prioritized for funding in the 2022 public works general obligation bond ordinance which was approved by City Council.

The engineering design consultant for this project is Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc.

Project Timeline:

  • Design: begin early 2023
  • Public Input: begin spring 2023
  • ROW Acquisition: TBD, estimated begin 2024
  • Construction: TBD, estimated begin 2026

Public Input:

Initial Public Meeting Details: (THIS MEETING HAS ALREADY OCCURRED)

  • DATE: April 20th, 2023
  • TIME: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
  • LOCATION: Christ Community Church, 503 S High Street
    • This public meeting provided high level details about the project and gathered input regarding design options.
    • The project is expected to construct a multiuse path on High Street from Arden Drive to 3rd Street. The City is evaluating both the west and east sides of the street as potential alignments, but only one path will be constructed with this project. Factors such as topography, utilities, property impacts, cost, and transportation efficiency will be considered in that evaluation (please let us know if there are specific factors you think should be considered in this decision!). The project would also replace and improve the aging traffic signal equipment at the three signalized intersections within the project limits. A potential option for the realignment of the intersection of High Street at 3rd Street was shown. Due to upcoming studies regarding public transit operations on 3rd Street as well as a corridor study for the Atwater Avenue and 3rd Street corridors, it is likely that this project will be split into two phases to ensure that all information is available before making impactful decisions near those intersections. The area including and south of Hunter Avenue would proceed as a federally funded project on its current timeline (construction expected in 2026), and the area north of Hunter Avenue may be a separate project phase with a timeline dependent on the referenced studies. Attached below are two graphics showing conceptual draft project alignments for the entire corridor.

    • The online comment form for this meeting has closed.

    • Please see below for the attached document "High St project update 2023-06-07" which provides summary information regarding decisions and feedback. This document focuses on the most frequent comments received as well as comments directly related to initial project scope decisions.

Second Public Meeting Details:

  • DATE: April 2nd, 2024
  • TIME: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
  • LOCATION: Christ Community Church, 503 S High Street
  • DESCRIPTION: This public meeting will provide detailed information about the project and gather input regarding design.
    • The online comment form for this meeting has closed.
    • Updated design graphics are attached below.

Project Contact:

Neil Kopper
(812) 349-3593 or