The Indiana Department of Transportation announces temporary road closures and slow downs of McKinley Avenue in Frankfort starting on or after Monday, August 1. This is to complete paving work and curb and gutter installation. Various side streets north of State Road 28, between the railroad tracks and Blinn Ave., will also be temporarily restricted as needed. Below is the expected timeline of the work to be done. McKinley Ave. will be closed most, if not all of the time, during the following timeline. All dates are subject to change.
- Open-grade HMA (Week of August 1)
- Concrete curb and gutter (Week of August 1)
- QC/QA HMA base including approaches (End of August 1 week)
- QC/QA HMA Intermediate including approaches (Week of August 7)
State Road 28 at County Road 200 will be restricted on or after Monday, August 8 to allow for water line installations in Frankfort. Crews will install a crossover at C.R. 200 W. on S.R. 28 to allow the installation of water mains across the road in three locations. The restriction, between N. C.R. 300 W. and Prairie Ave., will last for at least one-week. The entire water line installation project is expected to last through the end of August.
The official detour for the north side of C.R. 200 W. follows C.R. 300 W. to C.R. 0 and back to C.R. 200 W. The official detour for the south side of C.R. 200 W. follows C.R. 200 W. to C.R. 350 W. north to S.R. 28 W.
This project was awarded to E & B Paving LLC for $17.9 million and will resurface or reconstruct portions of S.R. 28 from C.R. 200 W. east to Jackson Street, the addition of a right turn lane from westbound S.R. 28 to northbound Jackson Street, and then continue with the reconstruction of S.R. 28 from Jackson Street eastward to Hoke Ave. The project also includes the addition of dedicated left turn lanes on S.R. 28 at Clay Street, the reconstruction of the storm water system, reconstruction of sidewalks to be ADA compliant on the south side of S.R. 28 from West St. to Hoke Ave., and a shared use path on the north side of S.R. 28 for the total length of the project. The completion date for this project is late November of this year.
INDOT reminds motorists to slow down, use caution and consider worker safety when traveling through a work zone.