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
KCL to Miller St
Rampart St to Walser Rd,
and Mausoleum Rd to Industrial Park Dr
Walmart to SR 44
Elliot St to Miller St
Locust St to Hodell St
Howard St to Van Ave
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
from RR to Michigan Road
from SR 44 to Saraina Dr
from SR 44 to RR
from Howard St to Hendricks St
from Harrison St to Vine St
from Fair Ave to Franklin St
from Goodwill to Michigan Rd
from Harrison St to Blanchard St
from Washington St to Pennsylvania Ave
from Pike St to Harrison St
from Miller St to West St
from Shook Dr to I-74
from Parker Ave to Moriseni Ave
from State St to Miller St
from Minster Dr to Glenn Ave
from River Rd to Washington St
from SR 44 to Webster St
from Montgomery Ave to West St
from Michigan Rd to Edgehill Dr
from RR to Vine St
from Colescott St to Evans St
St Joseph Street
from SR 44 to Miller St
from SR 9 to Milestone plant
from Colescott St to Hendricks St
CR 150 W
from CR 450 N to CR 500 N
from Vine St to McLane St
La Belle Avenue
from Mary St to Glenn Ave
from Washington St to Pennsylvania Ave
from Cheney Ave to McKay Rd
from Broadway St to Washington St
from SR 44 to Franklin St
from Alice St to Franklin St
from Michigan Rd to Rampart St
from Broadway St to Washington St
from Montgomery St to Miller Ave
from Shelby St to West St
from Jefferson St to Harrison St
from River Rd to Pennsylvania Ave
from Howard St to Van Ave
from Miller St to dead end
from Parker Ave to Fourth St
from Noble St to Blanchard St
from Morris Ave to Alice St
from Franklin St to north dead end
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!
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
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
Parker Ave. and Quesada St. Drainage Improvements
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.
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.