Noblesville and state officials cut ribbon on State Road 32/38 Roundabout opening
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), the city of Noblesville and project contractor E & B Paving ceremoniously cut the ribbon for the State Road 32/38 roundabout and Presley Drive extension expected to fully open today after crews finish painting roadway markings.
“I want to thank INDOT and its staff for a joint effort to fund and construct the project,” Noblesville Engineer John Beery said. “This road project provides motorists with easier access and better mobility to the commercial land and businesses in the area.”
The State Road 32/38 roundabout connects to the City of Noblesville’s Presley Drive extension, which spans south to Pleasant Street. Presley Drive will provide a north-south corridor adjacent to State Road 37 and complete a section of the City of Noblesville’s master thoroughfare plan that’s been on the books for more than a decade.
“The opening of Presley Drive’s extension provides economic development opportunities within Terry Lee Crossing and along the road. Just as we will see cars using this street immediately, we should see development occurring in the near future,” said Mayor John Ditslear. “This project does more than improving access, public safety and development opportunities though. It also allowed the city to reroute its master plan sanitary sewer line which is more efficient and will have less maintenance – saving the city time and money.”
The joint project between INDOT and the City of Noblesville to create a roundabout at State Road 32/38 and Presley Drive began last year. Noblesville constructed a roundabout at Pleasant Street and started the extension of Presley Drive north from that intersection. Construction began on the State Road 32/38 roundabout in May. The $1.6 million roundabout project included installing a new precast concrete box culvert to channel a tributary of Stony Creek under the highway.