Town of Brownsburg Blog

Feb 1st, 2018
12:43 PM
about 1 year ago
Posted by
Rainey, Annisa

Brownsburg Town Council met in mid-January with administration and department heads for a working group on goals and priorities. Town Manager Grant Kleinhenz presented a review of 2017 goals, notable accomplishments, and a look at goals and priorities for 2018 and beyond. Video from that meeting is available HERE and slides from the presentation can be seen HERE.

Among the 2017 goals and priorities were:

- Completion of Ronald Reagan Parkway connecting US 136 with CR 300N and linking I-74 with I-70. The Town funded $10.7 million of the $20.3 million project, with the remainder of funding from Hendricks County and matching federal funds. The road opened to traffic in November, and the Town is evaluating improvements to Connector Road and the RRP intersection with CR 400N for better flow and safety.

- Parks property acquisition of approximately 50 acres just west of Main & Green streets (former Tague property) approved for $1.14 million. Closing on the real estate is expected in early February. The next step is developing a master plan for the property which could potentially include amenities such as nature center, multi-use fields, trails, amphitheater, and general open space.

- The Town coordinated with the Hendricks County Drainage Board to improve drainage at the S. Odell and Ashwood Circle intersection. There is $130,000 in the 2018 budget for design of additional improvements for that area.

- The Town partnered with INDOT on an $85,000 project to interconnect traffic signals near the I-74 interchange to improve traffic flow. The Town's lights along W. Northfield Drive at McNees Drive and at N. Green Street will be timed with the state's lights at the interstate ramps and at County Road 700N. INDOT will monitor the timing and traffic flow of all five intersections collectively and make adjustments as needed to optimize travel through the area.

- Traffic signals around Town were fitted with reflective backplates to save energy and improve safety. The $176,000 project was 90% federal grant funded.

- More than $1 million was invested for sidewalks and street resurfacing including the Sugarbush subdivision, Tilden Road from Jefferson to Hornaday, Odell Street from Tilden to Sycamore, Locust Lane from Williams to CR 425.

- With $311,000 in federal funds, the Town replaced 1,800 regulatory (stop, speed) and warning (curve, yield, merge, etc.) signs.

Other notable 2017 accomplishments include finalizing economic development agreements and groundbreakings for the downtown redevelopment at the former St. Malachy church/school property. To learn more about the mixed-use developments totaling nearly $90 million in investment, visit the new section of our website. DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT>>

For a full report of 2017 accomplishments and an overview of 2018 goals, make sure to attend the State of the Town address at the Feb. 21 Chamber of Commerce luncheon. RSVP>>

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