NEW ALBANY, Indiana – Clark Dietz and the City of New Albany hosted a public information session in July to explain the anticipated Main Street construction beginning August of 2022. Improvements will focus on replacing and rehabilitating deteriorated pavement and sidewalks, improving walkability and multi-modal accessibility of Main Street, improving vehicular, cyclist and pedestrian safety, as well as enhancing the overall character of the corridor.
New features of the corridor include improved crosswalk facilities, decorative street lights, pavement replacement, trees and green space, and more vehicle and bicycle parking. New seating areas will include seat walls, cafe tables, canopy tables and benches.
“I want you to know that I think you’re going to absolutely love the end product,” said Mayor Jeff Gahan.
The public information session gave residents the opportunity to explore plans and renderings, ask questions of Clark Dietz and City staff, and communicate with local businesses that will be affected by the project.
Clark Dietz Executive Vice President, Wesley Christmas, PE, ENV SP, notes that Main Street’s new asphalt will be laid on a completely new bed that will be built to last. Highlighting the new streetscape and improved features, Project Manager Chaitanya Mamidala, PE said, “[The project is designed] to attract more people to the area to shop and dine and increase interactions between businesses and people.”