DOWNTOWN STREETSCAPE - WEEKLY UPDATE NOVEMBER 9th, 2017
Thursday, November 09, 2017
DOWNTOWN STREETSCAPE - WEEKLY UPDATE -NOVEMBER 9TH, 2017
CONTACT: Marla Jones Dan Kirk
Director of Business & Community Development Street Commissioner
(812) 275-1602 (812) 275-1631
Construction is underway to update the streetscape in
downtown Bedford. J Street is complete apart
from some finishing touches that are to be addressed before the project
completion. Construction will continue
on I Street between 15th & 16th Streets.
Sidewalk construction on I Street will continue to move from 16th
Street north towards 15th Street. Below is a list of activities that we
anticipate happening over the next week.
A weekly update will be distributed during the remainder of the
Last week’s progress:
Continued construction and placement of the
upper level sidewalk for I Street. Size
restricted sidewalk placed against the buildings is nearly completed to 15th
Began pouring concrete for locations of steps
and walkways on the south half of I Street.
Excavated and poured decorative wall foundations
at the north end of I Street.
Mats are still being used in certain areas of
the construction to better identify the path for pedestrian access and to make
traversing the area easier.
Pedestrian indicated signals on J Street are now
functional in sequence with the operation of the traffic signals. Please note that the push buttons themselves
will be functional at a later date.
What to expect November
10rd thru November 17th
Excavation and installation of the decorative
wall foundations at the north end of I Street will continue. Decorative concrete block placement on top of
the foundations placed the week prior will begin.
Installation of upper level sidewalk along
building fronts will continue north towards 15th street.
Pouring of steps and walkways will continue on
the south half of I Street. Temporary
access will be adjusted and available to these locations of entry in
coordination with the remaining construction activities.
Curb and gutter and lower level sidewalk
operations will begin and proceed from 16th Street towards 15th
As a reminder, wet concrete needs
up to 48 hours to harden and cannot be walked on during that time.
We are working to restore parking
on I Street as quickly as possible. If possible, we will attempt to provide a
couple of temporary parking spaces in coordination with the remaining
construction activities. Once lower
sidewalks and curbs are complete, parking will be restored.