Lebanon Reporter

Local News

September 17, 2013

Wider Zionsville Road on the drawing board

Zionsville Road from the Boone-Marion County line to 86th Street could be widened to four lanes in the next five years, with engineering costs being paid by the Boone Redevelopment Commission. West 96th St. could also be widened from the Zionsville Road intersection east to the Hamilton County line. Tom Lingafelter, president of the Boone RDC, described the plan during the board’s meeting Friday in Lebanon. Zionsville Road is heavily used by commuters seeking to avoid U.S. 421 and area interstates. The 96th Street intersection carries more traffic than it was designed to handle, Lingafelter said. Indianapolis won’t have funding to widen Zionsville Road for another five years, Lingafelter said. If the project qualifies for federal funding, however, state and federal money could cover 80 percent of the cost, with local agencies picking up the balance. About half of the 96th Street/Zionsville Road intersection is in a TIF — tax increment financing — district, Lingafelter said. That would allow the RDC to appropriate money to pay for engineering for the improved intersection. A discussion of the proposal could be on the RDC’s October agenda.

1
Text Only
Local News

Featured items
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
US Trying to Verify Video of American's Killing FBI Director Addresses Ferguson Shooting in Utah Raw: Police at Scene of St. Louis Shooting Police: 2 Calif. Boys Planned School Shooting NOLA Police Chief Retires Amid Violent Crimes Lunch Bus Delivers Meals to Kids Out of School Water Bottles Recalled for Safety Researcher Testing On-Field Concussion Scanners Rockets Fired From Gaza, in Breach of Ceasefire Raw: Japanese Military Live Fire Exercise Police, Protesters Clash in Ferguson Independent Autopsy Reveals Michael Brown Wounds Nashville Embraces Motley Crue Obama: 'Time to Listen, Not Just Shout' Lawyer: Gov. Perry Indictment a 'Nasty Attack' Raw: Russian Aid Convoy Crosses Into Ukraine Iowa Man Builds Statue of a Golfer Out of Balls Assange Gets Cryptic About Leaving Embassy in UK Raw: Building Collapse in South Africa, 9 Dead Raw: Pope Francis Meets 'Comfort Women'
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide