Work will begin soon on the long-anticipated Slate Run Road Improvement Project. This infrastructure improvement project aims to bring bike lanes, improve drainage and stormwater systems, full curbs and gutters, and 5 foot sidewalks on both sides of the roadway.
“Like most residents in New Albany, and especially those who live along Slate Run Road, I am excited about the improvements scheduled to begin,” stated Mayor Jeff Gahan. “And like most road and drainage projects, it will be messy, but we will get through it. We will also be monitoring the construction to make sure it goes as quickly and safely as possible.”
Prior to the full project beginning, water and electric utility companies are currently working on relocations of their lines to accommodate the project. Some lane shifts or closures may be expected with the utility relocation work as needed.
The roadway itself will undergo patching and repairing, and full reconstruction will take place in areas where necessary to fully repair the roadway. A new surface will be applied to the length of the roadway from Charlestown Road to Lochwood Apartments.
This work is expected to be completed before students return to Slate Run Elementary for the 2019 school year.