Work has started to reconstruct Holmans Lane from Veterans Parkway to E. 10th Street.
This project also includes improvements on Veterans Parkway from the intersection of Woehrle Road to Holmans Lane.
The total city investment is $8-million and includes a Community Crossings grant from the state of Indiana in the amount of $670,000.
“Holmans Lane is heavily traveled and this project is needed and long overdue,” Mayor Mike Moore said. “Not only will it widen the roadway, it will add turn lanes, sidewalks and lighting.”
Jacobi, Toombs & Lanz performed the design and is doing construction engineering. E&B Paving, Inc is the construction contractor.
Crews are constructing 4-lanes and a two-way left turn lane, plus bike lanes along Veterans Parkway. On Holmans Lane, the work includes 2-lanes and a two-way left turn lane, plus bike lanes.
There will also be curb, gutter and sidewalk improvements.
“I want Jeffersonville to be a more pedestrian friendly city,” Moore said. “This project is a step in the right direction.”
Duke Energy will provide the lighting.
Traffic signals will be updated at Veterans Parkway and Holmans Lane and a new signal will be installed at Holmans Lane and Peach Blossom Drive.
“Once this project is complete, it will provide a smooth and safe ride for 19,000 cars a day that use this roadway,” Moore said.
The work should be completed by the end of November.
To celebrate this phase of construction, the City of Jeffersonville held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, March 22.