The Town of Avon will close West 10th Street/County Road 100 N. July 14 through Sept. 7, to build a roundabout at the intersection of W. 10th St. and C.R. 1050 at the southeast corner of the IU Health West Hospital property.
Originally, the closure was supposed to start July 7, but it has been delayed one week.
There will be no through traffic on W. 10th St. for the duration of the project.
“We are already communicating with our employees, physicians, patients and visitors, plus local emergency and ambulance services, to make sure they know about the upcoming road closure, what the best routes to the hospital will be and to try to troubleshoot any potential issues in advance,” Cathy Stoll, director of marketing communications and community outreach at IU Health West, said in a press release.
With W. 21st St. also closed due to a county road project, the proposed detour to get to and from IU Health West will be to utilize Raceway Road to U.S. 36/Rockville Road to the Ronald Reagan Parkway.
Patients, visitors and staff will be able to access the hospital’s main drive by turning east on W. 10th St. off of the Ronald Reagan Parkway. There will be barricades at that location to stop through traffic, but both the hospital and Wellbrooke of Avon entrances will be accessible. No westbound through traffic will be allowed beyond Raceway Road.
“Road closures are challenging because they disrupt routines, and we understand that,” Ryan Cannon, public works director for the Town of Avon, said. “However, this project promises to significantly improve safety at what has become a busy and accident-prone intersection. Instead of having that awkward area where the two segments of C.R. 1050 don’t line up, traffic will move much more smoothly.
“We know that the flow of emergency traffic to the hospital is critical, but we don’t want to create more emergency traffic by putting the construction crew at risk. By closing to through traffic, the crew can work more quickly and more safely which helps keep us on the projected timeline.”