Frequently Asked Questions
What will be affected by the demolition phase of the project?
Any standing encroachments (signs, trees, planting, buildings, etc.) within the acquired right-of-way designated by this project.
Where will the effects of the demolition phase be visible?
The effects will be visible from SR 32 as well as adjacent parcels.
How will this phase pan out?
This phase will begin with tree clearing, as trees must be removed before April 1st to protect endangered bat species in Indiana. Then we will shift to building demolitions on the south side of the street and minor clearing on the north side of the street outside of the historic district where the road impacts shift north on the west end of the project and at the East Street roundabout. The exact phrasing of the demo work is TBD by the contractor when they are selected.
Who will the demolition phase of this project affect?
Adjacent property owners may be affected by the noise of construction.
How will travel be affected by this phase?
No significant impacts to the traveling public are anticipated. However, we could see some temporary lane restrictions as equipment moves around on site, as well as for utility companies disconnecting service to buildings demolished. All traffic impacts will be communicated to the public.
How will residents, businesses, and visitors be affected by this phase?
Stakeholders will be affected by the significant visual change occurring in the area's landscape and by noise from equipment during the day.
Who is involved in the demolition phase of the project?
INDOT is leading the progress of this phase, and several contractors must be determined throughout.
What event will signify the end of the demolition phase?
The end of this phase will be signified by the demobilization of construction equipment, along with grading and seeding of the green scape.
What can be seen during the demolition phase of the project?
Construction equipment (excavators, dozers, etc.) to remove obstructions and dumpsters being delivered and hauled off.
When will the Demolition Phase start?
This phase will begin in March 2023 with tree removal on the south side of SR 32 near East Street.
What is happening during the demolition phase of the project?
Trees and buildings will be removed or relocated to accommodate utility relocation and road development.
Why is the demolition phase happening NOW?
To begin utility relocations before bidding on the road work to minimize risk in the road contract.
Why is this the first phase?
This is the first step in the construction process, it has been separated from the other phases to manage the project's schedule and cost risk.
What event will signify the beginning of the demolition phase?
Tree removal at the future East Street roundabout will signify the beginning of the demolition phase.
Where will the demolition phase start and finish?
The contractor will determine this. The means and construction methods are up to the contractor to give them the most flexibility to maximize efficiency. Please check back soon for more updates.
When will more information be shared about this?
More information will be shared in April 2023 when a building demo contractor is selected and their schedule approved.
Why is a demolition phase happening?
In order to provide the obstruction-free right of way necessary to widen SR 32 to the south to accommodate the added travel lanes.
When will this phase end?
This phase is expected to end by Autumn 2023.
Are there any notable events happening during the demolition phase?
The relocation of 102 S. Union is a notable event during this phase. Additional details for this event will be announced as they are scheduled. Please check back soon for more information.
Who will this part of the project affect?
Adjacent landowners and businesses will be most impacted by this phase.
What event will signify the end of the utility phase?
All overhead lines and poles are removed within the downtown along the south side of SR 32.
How will travel be affected by the utility phase?
Aside from parking lane closures or brief lane closures, no significant impacts to travel are expected during this phase.
Where will effects of the utility phase be visible?
Effects will be visible from SR 32 and from adjacent properties.
What is happening in the utility phase?
Utilities that are impacted by the road project will be relocating within the newly acquired R/W to be out of conflict for the road project.
Why is utility relocation happening NOW?
This happens after demolition to ensure no obstructions exist where the utilities need to relocate to, and before construction to ensure they are out of conflict with the project as designed.
Are there any notable events occurring in this phase?
Overhead lines will officially be underground!
When will the utility phase end?
Once the final utility has completed their relocation, this is anticipated to be Spring 2024.
How will stakeholders be affected by the utility phase?
Stakeholders will be affected visually by the work taking place and by noise from equipment during the day.
When will the utility phase start?
The utility phase will directly follow the demolition phase. The anticipated date is Fall 2023.
Where will the utility phase work start and finish?
The exact location where utilities will begin is to be determined .
What will be affected in the Utility phase of the project?
The newly acquired and cleared right-of-way will be disturbed for these relocations.
What event will signify the end of the construction phase?
"Road Construction Ahead" signs are removed.
How will travel be affected by the construction phase?
Travel will be affected by a full closure of SR 32 and temporary closures of Union north of SR 32 and East St. north of SR 32. Details on when and for how long are to be determined.
Why is the construction phase happening NOW?
This is happening now to accommodate Westfield's rapid growth and increased traffic on SR 32. Addressing this project now prevents further congestion that could expand to impact adjacent interchanges and intersections and worsen the current state of pedestrian access in the area.
What event will signify the beginning of the construction phase?
"Road Construction Ahead" signs are being placed.
How will the construction phase pan out?
Construction will pan out in four phases. The first phase (1A) will be building temporary pavement east of East Street to be used in future phases. The second phase (1B) will be a full closure of SR 32 between Poplar and Union and restricted access on the south side of SR 32 east of Union. At the same time, the portion of SR 32 west of Union gets wholly reconstructed, and the portion of SR 32 east of Union gets widened to the south. The south half of the East St. roundabout is also built in this phase. The third phase (2) will be shifting traffic onto the new pavement, reconstructing the pavement at Union to the east, and building the north half of the East St roundabout. East Street will be closed during this phase. The fourth and final phase (3) will be finishing up the center island and splitter islands at the East St roundabout.
Are there any notable events occurring in the construction phase?
The most notable event of this phase will be the completion – where everyone will celebrate construction completion and enjoy the final product!
How will stakeholders be affected by the construction phase?
This phase will significantly impact stakeholders through visual and noise disruption, detoured traffic, and temporary access changes. Businesses and property owners will always have access during construction, though it may be changed throughout depending on the phase.