Rain stalls progress on Allisonville Road construction

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 1, 2015)- The City of Indianapolis hoped work on Allisonville Road, between 86th and 96th streets would wrap up by Sept. 1.

However, construction cones are still out in that area and the Department of Public Works says drivers should expect to see the cones out there for another month.

Oct. 1 is now when the project is slated to be complete. That’s a month later than the city initially thought, but still technically on schedule.

The city says in its contract with the construction company doing the work, Oct. 1 is the deadline for the contractor to complete the project. The city blames the slow progress on the weather.

“We’ve had to push it back about three to four weeks because of the rain we’ve had earlier on this season. It’s not the only project that we’ve had to push back,” said Jennifer Hashem, public information officer for the Indianapolis Department of Public Works.

When the project is complete the road will be resurfaced, drivers will notice new medians, and the timing of stoplights in the area is being altered to improve traffic flow.

The Department of Public Works is asking drivers to be patient and avoid using Allisonville Road, between 86th and 96th streets, if possible while crews finish making improvements to the road.