Indiana 32-38 Roundabout, Presley Drive Extension To Fully Open Today

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The Indiana 32/38 roundabout and Presley Drive extension will fully open after striping finishes later today.

“I want to thank INDOT and its staff for a joint effort to fund and construct the project,” Noblesville Engineer John Beery said when city, Indiana Department of Transportation and project contractor E&B Paving officials ceremoniously cut the ribbon for the impending opening on Sept. 29. “This road project provides motorists with easier access and better mobility to the commercial land and businesses in the area.”

The 32/38 roundabout will connect to the City of Noblesville’s Presley Drive extension, which spans south to Pleasant Street. Presley Drive will provide a north-south corridor adjacent to State Road 37 and complete a section of the City of Noblesville’s master thoroughfare plan that’s been on the books for more than a decade.

“The opening of Presley Drive’s extension provides economic development opportunities within Terry Lee Crossing and along the road. Just as we will see cars using this street immediately, we should see development occurring in the near future,” said Mayor John Ditslear. “This project does more than improving access, public safety and development opportunities though. It also allowed the city to reroute its masterplan sanitary sewer line which is more efficient and will have less maintenance – saving the city time and money.”

Construction on the joint project between INDOT and the City of Noblesville to create a roundabout at 32-38 and Presley Drive began last year. Noblesville constructed a roundabout at Pleasant Street and started the extension of Presley Drive north from that intersection. Construction began on the Indiana 32/38 roundabout in May. The $1.6 million roundabout project included installing a new precast concrete box culvert to channel a tributary of Stony Creek under the highway.

For more information about roundabouts and their benefits, visit www.in.gov/indot/3249.htm.

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