EMERSON AVENUE IMPROVEMENTS
DES. NOS. 1702976, 1802108, AND 1801448
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana
Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW)
The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) is developing plans for the proposed Emerson Avenue Improvements project (Des Nos. 1702976, 1802108, and 1801448) located on Emerson Avenue from approximately 630 feet south of County Line Road to Southport Road in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, and Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana.
The project proposes to widen Emerson Avenue to include four 12-foot-wide travel lanes (two northbound, two southbound). The typical section includes one 16-foot-wide, two-way left-turn lane or a raised median, as well as curbs and gutters. Additionally, two 6‐foot-wide sidewalks (one on either side of the proposed roadway) will be constructed with 6‐foot-wide vegetated utility strips separating the sidewalk from the travel lanes. Existing pedestrian facilities would be saved whenever possible, and new sidewalks would tie into existing facilities. The curb and gutters will capture stormwater from the roadway and convey it to a new enclosed storm sewer system removing drainage from existing open roadside ditches throughout the project area. A new bridge over I-65 would be constructed oﬄine (west) of the current alignment of Emerson Avenue and will include four 12‐foot-wide travel lanes (two northbound, two southbound), curb and gutters, and 6‐foot, 7‐inch-wide sidewalks (one on either side of the roadway). Intersection improvements, including new traﬃc signals and modiﬁcations to existing traﬃc signals, would be included in the proposed project, based on traﬃc analysis of Emerson Avenue and the intersecting roadways.