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Dan Jones shouldn't be closed during construction. Please note that we not only used italics, but also bold font, to emphasize that word. Some contractors do things that are outside of our control, and as prepared and organized as our Public Works team is, occasionally those contractors will act on their own accord without notifying the Town of Avon. If a road is scheduled to be closed, we will update avonindiana.gov/danjones as soon as possible, as well as send out an alert through our alert system. You can easily sign up for alerts at avonindiana.gov/alerts from a desktop, tablet or mobile device.
The bridge on Dan Jones is technically under the jurisdiction of Hendricks County and CSX. Although The Town of Avon isn't supervising it's construction, we are taking measures to try to stay up to date with all that is happening. What does that mean to residents and those that are passing through? Primarily it means that construction can starts whenever Hendricks County wants it to start. To our most recent knowledge, the bridge project is hoping to bid out this year (2023) with a possible start time of 2024. If you would like more information about the bridge project specifically, you are welcome to reach out to the Hendricks County engineering department at https://www.co.hendricks.in.us/egov/apps/locations/facilities.egov?view=detail&id=6
That is a question that we will never be able to 100% answer. We hope to have each phase done as quickly and safely as possible, but putting an end date on each phase would be unreliable. Things happen while construction occurs, and while we hope that nothing causes a delay, the truth is there are some things that are outside of our control. Placing a "completion date" or "end date" only opens the floodgates of frustration. This might change over the course of the projects, and if it does, we will happily share a date that can be delivered on.
If any part of your property will be needed for the Dan Jones Widening Project, you will be contacted by the Town of Avon well in advance of any construction happening. There are many steps in the process, but simply put, nothing will happen on your property without you having the opportunity to know about it. If you still have concerns, you are welcome to reach out to Public Works Director Steve Moore with your questions.
No. A stop sign and a break in the center median is all that is planned.
Beechwood will have the same access as you had/have before construction started, except the center median will provide a refuge area for eastbound left turners.
Access will be maintained for Clarks Creek Ct. throughout the project.
According to the blueprint images on Phase 1 and Phase 2, there will be a 10 foot "Shared-Use Path" on the eastern side of Dan Jones.
Dan Jones is being widened because it carries substantially more traffic than Avon Ave. (About 30% more). The Town’s long-term plans do anticipate widening both but Avon Ave widening is probably 8-10 years out based on current traffic volumes and anticipated traffic growth. A bridge over CSX at CR 900 E is financially and engineering wise an impossibility. CSX has several buildings and over 50 tracks that would need to be spanned. The cost benefit analysis on a bridge would show it is not a good investment for the tax payers of Avon.
The simple answer is that Dan Jones has more traffic daily. Those traveling to and from Plainfield and Brownsburg make up for a lot of the traffic, in addition to those, like yourself, that travel on Dan Jones from Avon. Yes, during the widening on PHASE 1, you will have to merge back down and go to one lane each way over the bridge... currently. There are four other phases in this project... one of those will be the bridge phase, where the bridge will be modified to match how Dan Jones is being widened. The whole project can't happen simultaneously unless we close Dan Jones completely, which would be worse. As mentioned, many, many times, this is a multi-phased project, and though it's frustrating and rough right now, the way the process is being done is much better than how it could be done.
Side note: Unless you have extremely small planes, I doubt you could get 1 plane on that bridge, let alone two.