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Indiana 13, Indiana 15 work under way in Wabash

Statement issued Tuesday:

City of Wabash, Ind. - The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that an asphalt resurface project has begun on SR 13 and SR 15 within the City of Wabash.

The overall limits of the project are: SR 13 and SR 15 from just south of Berry Street through downtown to just south of US 24 on SR 13 and just north of Stitt Street on SR 15. The following is a detailed description of each section of roadway that will undergo work.

  • SR 13 (Manchester Avenue) will be milled, repaved, and new curb ramps installed from Berry to US 24.
  • SR 15 will be milled and paved from the limits of the previous SR 15 bridge project north of Stitt Street south to the intersection of SR 15 (Cass Street) and Canal Street.
  • East bound SR 15 (Canal Street) and west bound SR 15 (Market Street) will also be paved between SR 13 (Manchester Avenue) and SR 15 (Cass Street).
On the Cass Street portion of SR 15, all curb ramps not in compliance with current Federal American Disability Act standards will be removed and replaced.

On Canal Street, the only curb ramp work will be at the intersection of Canal and Cass.

On Market Street, the brick curb ramps at Miami Street are to be removed by hand and replaced with ADA compliant curb ramps. After all the bricks have been removed they will be returned to the City’s street department.

Currently, curb ramp removal is ongoing on SR 13 and barrels have been placed on the corners and will remain until the new curb ramps are functional.

There will be no closures during this construction project; however, lane restrictions may occur under the direction of flaggers during the paving operation. Motorists should drive with caution through the construction zone.

Upon completion in mid-October, 2011, the curb ramps will meet Federal standards through the American Disability Act; pedestrian safety will be enhanced, and 3.94 miles of state roads within the City of Wabash will have been resurfaced. The contract for the project was awarded to Phend & Brown based on the company’s low bid of $1.1 million.

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