In his on-going commitment to investing in the city’s infrastructure, Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore announced his plan to make $17 million worth of enhancements to Charlestown Pike.

The project will consist of widening the nearly 3 ½ mile stretch of roadway from Holmans Lane to Salem-Noble Road, which is also referred to as Charlestown-Jeffersonville Pike.  The city will also make improvements on Utica-Sellersburg Road between Highway 62 and Charlestown Pike.  Some of those improvements will include additional turning lanes, sidewalks, curbs and gutters.

“Jeffersonville is experiencing unprecedented growth. And we need to make sure our infrastructure keeps up,” said Moore. “In the last 10 years we’ve seen a boom in residential housing in the east end along with the development of River Ridge.  The opening of the new Ohio River Bridge is spurring even more development. We don’t see it letting up anytime soon. So it’s important that we invest today so we’re ready for more homes and businesses that are heading our way.”

The “Charlestown Pike Enhancement” project will take nearly five years to complete with design to begin early next year followed by right-of-way and land acquisition in 2022 and utility relocation in 2023.  Construction on the improvements will take place in 2024 and 2025.

Moore said the city will begin scheduling public meetings with residents to garner their input on the design of the roadway.

“This is a massive project that won’t happen overnight.  We want to makes sure it’s done right.  We’re going to start by listening to those people who drive the roadway every day,” said Moore. The project will be financed with existing Tax Increment Financing (TIF) dollars collected from businesses.

In the last several years, Jeffersonville has invested a record amount of dollars into improvements on some of its busiest thoroughfares including Hamburg Pike, 10th Street and Holmans Lane.

“Investing in infrastructure is one of the smartest investments we can make for our future,” said Moore.

 

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