Hidden River Pathway Project Update:
The Hidden River Pathway Project is progressing with the replacement of the network of culverts that carry the Campus River (formerly the Jordan River) from Dunn Meadow on the Indiana University campus southwest under downtown Bloomington to West 1st Street and South College Avenue, where it reappears as Clear Creek.
Temporarily closed between South Lincoln and South Washington Streets to accommodate the removal of the existing box culvert, East Smith Avenue is scheduled to reopen by the end of June. With the end of the academic year for The Project School, South Washington Street will reopen to thru-traffic at all times Thursday, June 10. During the week of June 14, precast culvert sections will be installed from behind The Rise (at Smith and Washington) to Smith.
Over the next two years, City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) and its contractor, Milestone Contractors, LLP will be reconstructing 1,829 feet of culverts. In addition to stormwater improvements, some reconstruction of sanitary sewers and water main infrastructure will be simultaneously completed to support Bloomington’s vibrant downtown. More information, maps, and updates about the Hidden River Pathway Project are available here.
When encountering these improvement projects or others, motorists are asked to travel slowly, cautiously, and distraction-free through every construction zone for the safety of the workers and others using the road.