Water main work results in Greenwood road closings

Motorists in Greenwood who regularly use Madison Avenue will need to plan to detour or find a different route.

Construction will close the street at different intersections for the next 3½ weeks.

The first closure will begin Monday. Madison Avenue will be closed for two days between Fry Road and Noble Street while crews put in a new water main under the road. Indiana American Water is replacing 3,500 feet of water main, construction that has been ongoing since mid-May.

Side streets will be open, and businesses and homes along Madison Avenue will still be accessible, Indiana American Water External Affairs Manager Joe Loughmiller said. The detour will be on Fry Road to U.S. 31 and then to Main Street, Indiana American Water staff engineer Jacquelyne Sanders said.

On June 29, Madison Avenue will be closed for two weeks at the Pearl Street intersection as part of an unrelated sewer rehabilitation project by the city, Director of Community Development Services Mark Richards said. The project includes replacing or rehabbing the sanitary sewer from U.S. 31 to Washington Street, Richards said.

The work will close several intersections along Pearl Street, starting with Madison Avenue. Next, motorists can expect the intersections of Pearl and Meridian Street and then Pearl and Washington Street to be closed. Currently, Pearl is closed from Madison Avenue to its western end for the project.

Corey Elliot is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at celliot@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2719.