The Carmel Board of Public Works and Safety began replacing an aging culvert east of College Avenue under 96th Street. Any affected areas on 96th Street will also be repaired, including the installation of a headwall at the end of the pipe south of 96th Street.
Approximately one month ago, the department closed a portion of 96th Street, allowing only one lane of traffic in either direction.
Workers expect to continue working overnight to help minimize road closings. They are also removing small areas of vegetation and trees.
Removal of the structure began early Thursday with workers driving piles to shore up an existing hole, which will continue into Saturday.
On Monday, November 12, Public Works will close a portion of 96th Street east of College Avenue, which will remain for approximately five days. After November 17, the road will reopen to traffic with a few lane restrictions. The project is expected to be completed before Thanksgiving holiday, which is dependent upon the weather.
Questions should be directed to the City of Carmel Department of Engineering at (317) 571-2441.