City of Carmel Announces Spring/Summer 2023 Construction Highlights

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The City of Carmel’s Engineering Department provides updates and highlights to the following projects occurring around the City: 


North of Smoky Row: The bridge was placed on March 7 and is scheduled to be open for the Carmel Marathon on Saturday, April 8 and then completed soon after. 

North of 116th Street: Weather permitting, draining the creek will continue. The bridge is expected to be placed and completed soon thereafter. For more information on this project contact the Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation department. 


On or after March 20, expect Smoky Row to close at the west end of the project limits for the construction of a roundabout. At that time, we will finish work on the road, the multi-use path and landscaping throughout the project corridor. This work is expected to be completed in June.

Rendering of the Smoky Row roundabout


Beginning on or after April 3, the roundabout will close for all remaining work. This is expected to take approximately 30 days. 


Phase 1a – Beginning on or after April 10, westbound lanes of City Center Drive will be closed between Range Line Road and 3rd Avenue SW for approximately 40 days for the construction of the northern half of the roundabout. Eastbound traffic will be maintained. During this time, access the shops and restaurants at Carmel City Center and Hotel Carmichael from eastbound City Center Drive. 

Phase 1b – Work begins on the southern half of the roundabout for approximately 20 days. During this phase of work, alternate routes be provided to access Carmel City Center. Eastbound lanes will be closed. Traffic will be shifted to the northern half of the roundabout for westbound traffic. Work is anticipated to be substantially complete before July 4.

Phase 2 and 3 – Beginning on or after July 10, reconstruction of 3rd Avenue SW will include a new roundabout at Walnut Street, pedestrian connectivity and storm water management. This extensive project is expected to go on through most of 2024, concluding in the fall of that year.

See below for a graphic of the detour route. 

Date: March 17, 2023

Contact: Nancy Heck
(317)571-2474 or [email protected]

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