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. Last week, crews installed the water and sewer lines on Smith Avenue west of South Lincoln Street, set precast box culvert forms across Smith toward the park, and made a pour on the next “cast in place” section of the culvert on the north side of Smith. This week, crews are continuing the excavation of the existing precast box culvert on Lincoln, will complete the tie-in to the water main on Smith Avenue, and pour the wall sections of the parts of the culvert that are cast in place. No changes in traffic patterns are anticipated this week.
Until early 2023, 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.