Walnut Street Construction Update

The contractor has made steady progress installing sanitary sewer in Phase 4. As work progresses over the next few weeks, a few changes to traffic patterns will be taking place.

1. Starting Monday February 6th, Walnut Street will be closed to include the roadway from Gum Street to the East side of Norris Avenue. Gum Street will still be open for North and South bound traffic, but Walnut Street will not be accessible. This expansion of the closure of Walnut Street, from State Street to Norris Avenue, will remain in place for the duration of Phases 4 and 5.
2. Beginning Monday February 13th, the Gum Street intersection will be closed allowing sanitary installations to take place within the intersection. Once the sanitary system is completed within the intersection of Gum and Walnut, the Gum Street intersection will be reopened for North and South traffic only.

Walnut Street Reconstruction is expected to commence beginning Monday January 16th. The contractor will begin working on Phase 4 of the project and Walnut Street will be closed from State Street to the East side of Gum Street. Local traffic will still be able to utilize Walnut Street from Norris Avenue to Gum Street for the first stage of this construction. When the contractor has completed sanitary installations to Gum Street, Walnut Street will then be closed from State Street to Norris Avenue. North and South bound traffic on Gum Street will have intermittent access throughout the duration of Phases 4 and 5. Access will be maintained, unless the contractor is working within the intersection. Sidewalks will be maintained and will only intermittently close while underground services or connected.

**Please note, the intersection of Jackson & Walnut is now a TWO WAY STOP. Jackson St. has STOP signs, but Walnut St. does not**

If you have questions or concerns throughout the duration of this project, you may use the following options:

-  Primary Contact: Kevin Daeger, HWC Engineering-email kdaeger@hwcengineering.com Cell# 812-592-5374;
-  Secondary Contact: Tim Hunt, HWC Engineering - email thunt@hwcengineering.com  Cell# 502-648-7445.
-  Or, posting concerns online via our website at:  https://www.northvernon-in.gov/citizen_request/index.php

North Vernon Walnut Street Reconstruction M.O.T. 0127221024_1