City Projects

This page is intended to provide information and documents for current, recently finished, and future projects that are being completed by the City of Shelbyville to continually improve the quality of life for our residents. For additional information please feel free to contact us. This page will be continually updated as more information and documents are made available.

Spring / Summer 2019 Street Overlay Projects

In 2018, the City sought after and was successful in receiving $1 Million through the State of Indiana’s “Community Crossings” program, which was to be used towards roads projects to improve the safety of our transportation network. A vast majority of that money is being utilized to perform preventative maintenance on our existing infrastructure to increase it’s overall life-span. The main way we accomplish this is through a process referred to as “Mill and Overlay” where the top portion of asphalt, where most of the cracks and imperfections exist, is removed and a new layer of asphalt is applied to the top of the road. The following segments of roads are included in the 2019 Overlay Project: 

Spring / Summer 2019

W. Broadway Street

Washington St to West St,

and Tompkins St to Harrison St 

Washington Street

KCL to Miller St

Michigan Road

Rampart St to Walser Rd,

and Mausoleum Rd to Industrial Park Dr

Lee Boulevard

Walmart to SR 44

Mechanic Street

Elliot St to Miller St

Montgomery Street

Locust St to Hodell St

Van Avenue

Howard St to Van Ave

Alpine Avenue

SR 44 to Qusada

West Franklin Street Reconstruction

Two sections of West Franklin Street were awarded funding from the Community Crossings Grant program to be constructed in the 2019 and 2020 construction seasons. The first section of West Franklin Street to be reconstructed will run from Elliot St to Conrey Street and the work should be completed in the summer of 2019.  Construction is expected to take 2 to 3 months. The second section of West Franklin Street to be reconstructed will run from Elliot Street to Habig Street. These two segments of the street are currently rated among the highest road segments in need of repair and replacement. 

Both projects were funded 50% by a Community Crossings Grant that was applied for by the City Engineering Department.

Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 Street Overlay Projects

In 2018, the City sought after and was successful in receiving an additional $1 Million through the State of Indiana’s “Community Crossings” program, which was to be used towards roads projects to improve the safety of our transportation network. This brought the City’s total in Community Crossings Funding to $3 Million since it’s inception in 2016. A vast majority of that money is being utilized to perform preventative maintenance on our existing infrastructure to increase it’s overall life-span. The main way we accomplish this is through a process referred to as “Mill and Overlay” where the top portion of asphalt, where most of the cracks and imperfections exist, is removed and a new layer of asphalt is applied to the top of the road. The following segments of roads are included in the Late 2019 / Early 2020 Overlay Project: 

Fall 2019 / Summer 2020

Mausleum Road

from RR to Michigan Road

Michigan Road

from SR 44 to Saraina Dr

Amos Road

from SR 44 to RR

Center Street

from Howard St to Hendricks St

Foxridge Court

Franklin Street

from Harrison St to Vine St

Glenn Avenue

from Fair Ave to Franklin St

Saraina Road

from Goodwill to Michigan Rd

Van Avenue

from Harrison St to Blanchard St

Walnut Street

from Washington St to Pennsylvania Ave

Columbia Avenue

from Pike St to Harrison St

Eight Street

from Miller St to West St

Knightstown Road

from Shook Dr to I-74

Quesada Street

from Parker Ave to Moriseni Ave

Second Street

from State St to Miller St

Franklin Street

from Minster Dr to Glenn Ave

Habig Street

from River Rd to Washington St

Montgomery Street

from SR 44 to Webster St

Taylor Street

from Montgomery Ave to West St

Rampart Street

from Michigan Rd to Edgehill Dr

Washington Street

from RR to Vine St

Meridian Street

from Colescott St to Evans St

St Joseph Street

from SR 44 to Miller St

Rampart Street

from SR 9 to Milestone plant

Tompkins Street

from Colescott St to Hendricks St

CR 150 W

from CR 450 N to CR 500 N

Tailholt Lane

Franklin Street

from Vine St to McLane St

La Belle Avenue

from Mary St to Glenn Ave

Hamilton Street

from Washington St to Pennsylvania Ave

Meridian Street

from Cheney Ave to McKay Rd

West Street

from Broadway St to Washington St

McLane Street

from SR 44 to Franklin St

Minster Drive

from Alice St to Franklin St

Cardinal Lane

from Michigan Rd to Rampart St

Hamilton Street

from Broadway St to Washington St

South Street

from Montgomery St to Miller Ave

Third Street

from Shelby St to West St

4th Street

from Jefferson St to Harrison St

Tompkins Street

from River Rd to Pennsylvania Ave

Pike Street

from Howard St to Van Ave

Webster Street

from Miller St to dead end

Lincoln Street

from Parker Ave to Fourth St

Bud Street

from Noble St to Blanchard St

Robin Court

Coffey Lane

from Morris Ave to Alice St

Murdock Street

from Franklin St to north dead end

McKenzie Street

from Noble St to Winterrowd St

Hodell and Prospect Street Reconstruction

Both Hodell Street and Prospect Street were were awarded funding from the Community Crossings Grant program to be constructed in the 2019 and 2020 construction seasons. Both of these segments of roads are planned to begin construction in either Fall of 2019 or Early Spring of  2020, and once started should take approximately 2 months to complete. 

Both of these projects were funded 50% by a Community Crossings Grant that was applied for by the City Engineering Department.

"Bark Park" @ Blue River Memorial Park

Lead by a group of community members through the Leadership Shelby County program, with technical and financial assistance from community organizations, local businesses, and the City of Shelbyville Park’s Department, a group of community members have facilitated the design and future development of a “Bark Park” at the Blue River Memorial Park.  A Dog Park was one of the top requested amenities during the public input sessions for the most recent 5-Year Park’s Master Plan. 

The Dog Park will have separate fenced in areas for big dogs and small dogs, and will have water available on site. Membership will be required to use the “Bark Park”, this is necessary so that we can verify that all dogs in the park are current on necessary vaccinations. The “Bark Park” should be completed in Mid-to-Late Summer 2019.

Meridian Street Pool Improvements

The Shelbyville Parks Department installed a new aquatic play unit at the Meridian Park Aquatic Center. The structure is from a company called Splashtacular LLC, and includes water elements and slides in the zero depth pool typically used by smaller children.  This work also replaced pipes in the same location that are currently in need of repair.

This improvements were completed just in time for the opening day of the 2019 season!

Knauf Greenway

The City received a DNR Recreational Trail Program grant to kickstart the North Reach of the Blue River Trail.  Knauf Fiberglass has generously committed to donated a 1.5 mile stretch of land along the river.  This will start just north of the SR 9 Trailhead across the railroad tracks, and run along the Big Blue River to I-74.

This trail will be a great addition to the City, with a nature trail running through woods and along a river located only 0.3 miles from the downtown square.

McKay Road and Miller Street Roundabout

The City of Shelbyville received a $2.4 milliion grant from INDOT for intersection improvements at Miller St and McKay Rd. The intersection has been identified for traffic and safety improvements since the 2010 Comprehensive Plan. This intersection is located in close proximity to the Shelbyville High School and Shelbyville Middle School campus which cause congestion issues during the time periods when students are arriving to and departing from the schools. 
A third-party traffic study of the intersection concluded that a roundabout was the best solution to the existing traffic issues. The project is currently under design and planned for construction year 2022/2023.

Cardinal Lane Storm Sewer Improvements

Cardinal Lane has had flooding issues for many years. Without storm sewers in place, storm water sits on the roadways, yard, and driveways for long periods of time after rain events.

In May of 2019, the City bored a 10″ storm sewer 300 feet under Michigan Road to an existing manhole on Northridge Drive. Later this year, the city will be working on Phase 2 of the project, which includes installing 8 storm inlets further throughout the neighborhood. Cardinal Lane will also be repaved in 2020, after the storm sewer improvements have been completed.

Loper Drive Walking Path

A 750 foot long trail exension is planned along Loper Drive.  This will connect to the Amos Road sidepath, which was installed in 2017 and connects to the Lee Blvd/ Progress Parkway sidepath.  The path will temporarily end at the edge of the property line between the apartments and the school, but the Shelbyville Central School Corporation plans to extend the trail further into their property in the near future.
The path will be paved and finished this summer.  

Parker Ave. and Quesada St. Drainage Improvements

A 300 foot storm sewer extension is planned for the corner of Quesada Street and Parker Avenue.  The Shelby Heights and Corretta Place neighborhoods have had drainage issues for a number of years, and this area has been identified in the Stormwater Master Plan for improvements to help address these drainage issues.  This project, as well as another planned storm sewer project on Alpine Avenue, will reduce the amount of time storm water is present after a large rain event.
These storm sewer improvements are planned to be completed by the end of the summer, and other planned pavement projects on Quesada Street, Alpine Avenue, and Lincoln Street, will all be completed in the next year. 

Blue River Memorial Park Sewer Improvements

Since originally constructing Blue River Memorial Park in 2007, the park and it’s facilities have seen more visitors and use than what was thought possible at the time. Due to this un-predicted popularity, the sanitary sewer system in the park has no further capacity to continue the park’s expansion without upgrading the system. To continue providing additional amenities, facilities, tournaments, and programs in Blue River Memorial Park, the sanitary sewer facilities need to be upgraded. Along with sanitary sewer upgrades, the park is also in need of a new maintenance facility to store and work on Park’s Department equipment that is used to maintain the parks. 

The City of Shelbyville Parks Department has hired Bowen Engineering to design and build a new maintenance building and improved sanitary sewer system at the park. The new sanitary sewer system is being put in to handle the large volume of users from such events as Cross Country Regional Meets and softball tournaments, as well provide the infrastructure for future expansions. Work should be completed by Fall of 2019.

East Washington Street Redevelopment

The City of Shelbyville is making major improvements on East Washington St. This project includes major streetscape improvements to make the area both asethetically appealing, while also making it safer for pedestrians and motorists alike. These improvements will help promote the business climate in Historic Downtown Shelbyville, while also preserving and protecting the character of our downtown district. Expect to see a more business and pedestrian-friendly street, with plenty of parking among new landscaping and trees. 

The project was awarded to Beaty Construction in March 2019, and construction will begin in April of 2019.  The first block (from the Public Square to Pike St) will be complete by September 1st, with the rest of the project being finished by the end of the 2019 construction season.

Clearwick Park Playground Replacement

During the 2018 Park Master Planning process, the playground equipment in Clearwick Park was identified as a high priority for being replaced with newer, more accessible equipment. The new equipment will be installed during the Summer of 2019, so that it can be utilized during most of the warm months of this year.