CHA Consulting, Inc., acting as the agent for the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 15, 2017, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Building, at Red Bridge Park, 697 W Jackson St, Cicero, IN 46034. The doors will be open at 6:00 p.m. in order to view displays and talk to the representatives prior to the start of the hearing. The purpose of the public hearing is to offer all interested persons an opportunity to review and comment on the environmental document and current design plans for the proposed road rehabilitation project on East 236th Street, west of Cicero, Hamilton County, Indiana (Des. No. 1400788). This project is funded in part by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
The project will extend from 250 feet west of Deming Road to 1,000 feet east of Tollgate Road. The roadway will be widened to one 12 foot lane and 3 foot paved shoulder in each direction along East 236th Street. Additionally, vertical sight corrections will be performed through portions of the project. The existing road surface will receive an asphalt overlay to provide an improved driving surface. A 10 foot shared use path will be constructed south of East 236th Street. Drainage ditches and 3:1 or 4:1 side slopes will also be constructed. Roadway and ditch construction is anticipated to impact approximately 0.07 acre of wetland. A new 18 foot wide by 6 foot tall, by 111 foot long concrete box culvert will carry Bear Slide Creek under the roadway. A number of smaller culverts and pipes will also be utilized to convey and connect drainage under and parallel to the roadway. The project will tie into the adjoining roads (Deming Rd., Cal Carson Rd., Cammack Rd., Devaney Rd., Mill Creek Rd., and Tollgate Rd). The total length of work included in the project will be approximately 3.49 miles.
Maintenance of traffic will involve a closure to thru traffic on East 236th Street, while access to residences and local traffic will be maintained. This closure might occur in non-concurrent segments. Traffic will be redirected to local roads north/south and east/west of the project segment currently under construction. The longest detour anticipated will require non-local traffic to travel 10 miles along US 31, 256th Street, and SR 19.
Approximately 32 acres of right-of-way acquisition is anticipated, ranging from 40 feet to 80 feet from centerline. The right-of-way acquisition will be asymmetrical, with the majority occurring on the southern half of the project to provide for the proposed 10 foot wide asphalt trail. Additionally, minor temporary right-of-way will be required for drive construction and ditch grading. There are no residential relocations anticipated. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2019. The total estimated cost, including but not limited to right-of-way, utilities, engineering, and construction, is $10,750,500 (2015 dollars).
The environmental document and preliminary design plans are available to view prior to the public hearing at the following locations:
1. Hamilton County Highway Department, 1700 S. 10th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060
2. CHA Consulting, Inc., Indianapolis Office, 300 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Public statements for the record will be taken as part of the public hearing procedure. All verbal statements recorded during the public hearing and all written comments submitted prior to, during and for a period of two (2) weeks following the hearing date, will be evaluated, considered and addressed in subsequent environmental documentation. Written comments in regard to the project may be submitted prior to the public hearing and within the comment period to: Robert Winebrinner, Environmental Planner, CHA Consulting, Inc., 300 S. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225.
With advance notice, Hamilton County can provide special accommodation for persons with disabilities and/or limited English speaking ability and persons needing auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters, signers, readers, or large print. Should special accommodation be needed please contact Robert Winebrinner, Environmental Planner, CHA Consulting, Inc. at (317) 780-7146, or email
This notice is published in compliance with Code of Federal Regulations, Title 23, Section 771 (CFR 771.111(h)(1) states: “Each State must have procedures approved by the FHWA to carry out a public involvement/public hearing program.” 23 CFR 450.212(a)(7) states: “Public involvement procedures shall provide for periodic review of the effectiveness of the public involvement process to ensure that the process provides full and open access to all and revision of the process as necessary.”, approved by the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation on August 16, 2012.
Hamilton County Highway Department
Joel Thurman, Acting County Engineer
1700 S. 10th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060
Phone: (317) 773-7770