Phase 2 of the Peter J. Schickel Way project is now open to traffic following an October 27 ribbon-cutting ceremony. It begins approximately one-half mile north of the I-64 interchange at Lanesville Road to Old Lanesville Road in Harrison County, Indiana. The construction involved 1.5 miles of new terrain roadway along with the construction of a new roadway bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railway.
The new roadway included 40 feet of asphalt pavement to accommodate two 12-foot driving lanes with 8-foot shoulders. A substantial amount of earthwork was required, including construction of an embankment over 35 feet high. Roadside ditches and cross culverts were constructed to convey runoff within the new terrain. The new bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railway is a single-span composite pre-stressed concrete I-beam bridge. The bridge construction includes H-piling, concrete sub and superstructure work, and the construction of MSE Walls adjacent to the railroad right of way. Josh Culver shared these facts about the project:
- Embankment required 70,000 cubic yards of imported materials and moving 190,000 cubic yards of material onsite
- 30 million pounds of asphalt (approximately 15,000 tons) used
- 60,000 pounds of reinforcing steel for the bridge over the railroad
American Structurepoint provided professional services including survey, environmental services, roadway design, bridge design, right-of-way engineering, right-of-way services, and construction inspection over the past several years. We are currently designing phase 3 of the corridor. Construction for Phase 3 is anticipated to start in 2022. In total, Peter J. Schickel Way is an approximately 2.5-mile corridor consisting of three phases beginning at I-64 and extending northwest to SR 64.