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HIGHLAND PUBLIC WORKS

IN BRIEF

LEAF COLLECTION ONLY

 

It’s that time of year when Public Works switches from branch pickup to leaf collection. Please refrain from trimming your trees unless necessary. There will be no branch collection in December, January or February. Residents can bring yard waste to the Public Works Facility located at 8001 Kennedy Avenue and dump them at no charge.

 

INFO: Call (219) 972-5083.

 

CONTACT INFO

QUICK LINKS

CONTACT INFO

QUICK LINKS

Highland Public Works

8001 Kennedy Ave.

Highland, IN 46322

(219) 972-5069 main number

(219) 972-5085 fax

 

John Bach

Public Works Director

jbach@highland.in.gov

 

Bob Johnsen

Asst. Public Works Director

bjohnsen@highland.in.gov

 

Mark Knesek

Public Works Operations Director

mknesek@highland.in.gov

Ongoing projects ...

MAJOR ROADWORK AHEAD

Tis the season for improvements on the town’s major north/south arterial roads –

namely Kennedy Avenue and Indianapolis Boulevard.

 

Kennedy is on tap first with repaving from Highway to 45th beginning after the Memorial Day holiday and ending before the July 2 Twilight Parade.

 

Motorists will have two weeks of relatively easy commutes before the Indiana Department of Transportation begins several weeks of nighttime repaving along Indianapolis Boulevard from Ridge Road to Main Street.

 

In addition to crews milling the heavily traveled roadway and applying a new coat of asphalt,ADA-compliant ramps will be installed at pedestrian crossings.

 

“INDOT is hoping to minimize disruption by beginning work after the sun goes down, which will mean relatively uninterrupted daytime travel,” Public Works Director John Bach said. “Both projects will involve lane restrictions and disrupt travel for some motorists,

but the duration will be short-lived.”

CONDIT IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT: Following a total reconstruction, the 3400 block of Condit Street will be transformed with a new road bed and street, curbs, storm sewers and sidewalks. An undersized water main will also be replaced with a larger line.

 

LOCAL ROAD REPAIRS: After identifying 30 streets most in need of TLC, the Town Council and Public Works will sit down in May to prioritize the list. What remains from a 2015 bond issue along with other sources of revenue earmarked for roads will be used to repair streets this year.

 

SANITARY IMPROVEMENTS: On tap this construction season are sanitary improvements that include replacing a leaky sewer on 41st Street and installing a new pump station on Martha Street near Southridge school to remedy stormwater problems.

KENNEDY AVENUE WATER MAIN: As promised, the Kennedy Avenue water improvement project is on schedule to be completed by June 1. The bulk of the underground work has been completed from Highway to Hart Road. New service line installation from Hart south to 45th is up next.

 

CONDIT IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT: Following a total reconstruction, the 3400 block of Condit Street will be transformed with a new road bed and street, curbs, storm sewers and sidewalks. An undersized water main will also be replaced with a larger line.

 

LOCAL ROAD REPAIRS: After identifying 30 streets most in need of TLC, the Town Council and Public Works will sit down in May to prioritize the list. What remains from a 2015 bond issue along with other sources of revenue earmarked for roads will be used to repair streets this year.

 

SANITARY IMPROVEMENTS: On tap this construction season are sanitary improvements that include replacing a leaky sewer on 41st Street and installing a new pump station on Martha Street near Southridge school to remedy stormwater problems.

NO OPEN BURNING

 

Burning leaves or any other refuse is banned within the municipal boundaries of town. The Town Council made the regulation to prevent leaf fires from unintentionally spreading to nearby homes, sheds and garages. Lawn refuse also tends to generate a great deal of smoke, which can create or exacerbate breathing problems for neighbors.