Monday, construction crews will close down Huntingburg’s Fourth Street from U.S. 231 to Jackson Street — including the intersection of Jackson and Fourth streets — to vehicular access as construction is set to begin on the Stellar Community project.
While vehicles won’t have access to the street, Bloomington-based Milestone Contractors has placed signs pointing to alternative parking. Businesses will remain open during the construction and pedestrian paths will allow access to the area. Signs have been created to direct pedestrian traffic to those businesses impacted by the construction.
Milestone will begin by creating the new stormwater drainage in the center of the street. The drainage is designed to prevent flooding that has historically occurred in the buildings along the street by directing water away from the existing curbs. The contractors will then complete the work on the parking and drive lanes before completing the sidewalks. This work will take up to eight months.
Milestone must have the street open for the 2019 Christmas Stroll and work completed by May of 2020, according to the contract.
Along with the construction work, the contractor will also be hosting multiple public meetings and creating a public relations campaign to ensure the public and businesses impacted by the construction are informed during the process.