Legal Notice of Planned Improvement


The City of Noblesville proposes construction of a roundabout at the T-intersection of Greenfield Ave. and Howe Rd., slightly northeast of the existing intersection (Des No. 1401716). The total project length is approximately 0.26 mile. Approach work will occur out to approximately 290 ft. west and 415 ft. east of the intersection on Greenfield Ave., 300 ft. south of the intersection on Howe Rd., and 350 ft. north of the existing intersection.


The interior of the roundabout will be approximately 50 ft. in diameter. The roundabout will have one approximately 18-ft. wide circulatory travel lane and a 10-ft. wide concrete truck apron on the interior of the travel lane. The truck apron will be a mountable concrete curb where the back wheels of a longer vehicle may cross to navigate the roundabout without impacting any solid barriers. The existing 6-ft. wide concrete sidewalk on the north side of Greenfield Ave., west of Howe Rd., will be extended from its existing terminus on the west side of the intersection to the east side of the roundabout. The sidewalk will cross south over Greenfield Ave. utilizing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps, and continue south approximately 300 feet as an 8-ft. wide concrete sidewalk to connect to the existing asphalt path on the east side of Howe Rd.


In order to accommodate storm runoff from the roundabout, project will include the construction of a detention basin on the roundabout’s north side. The detention basin will be approximately 160 ft. in length and 15 ft. wide at the base. The maximum depth of the basin will be approximately 8 ft.


Approximately 1.09 acre of permanent right-of-way (ROW) is anticipated, consisting of approximately 0.38 acre of residential land, 0.40 acre of agricultural land, and 0.31 acre of forested land. Permanent ROW will be needed for the construction of the roundabout, approaches, and detention basin. Approximately 0.01 acre of temporary ROW acquisition from residential properties is anticipated for the reconstruction of private drives. The project will not impact any wetlands, nor involve the displacement of any residents or businesses. 


Construction of the roundabout will require closure of the intersection to through traffic for approximately 45 days. The official detour will utilize Promise Rd., East 146th St., and Cumberland Rd. Access to all adjacent residences, businesses, and facilities will be maintained and posted throughout construction. School corporations and emergency services will be notified prior to any construction that would block or limit access. The total estimated project cost is $1,614,000.


This project falls within the guidelines of a Categorical Exclusion Level 2 and the draft document was approved by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) as such on January 4, 2017.  The environmental document, graphics, and project information are available for review at the following locations:

City of Noblesville Engineering Department:


Noblesville Public Library, Adult Services Department, 1 Library Plaza, Noblesville, IN 46060

                Phone (317) 770-3215


Butler, Fairman &Seufert, Inc., 8450 Westfield Blvd., Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46240    

Phone (317) 713-4615


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you have a disability for which INDOT needs to provide accessibility to the documents, please contact Elizabet Biggio, (317) 713-4615, [email protected].


All interested persons may request a public hearing or express their concerns by submitting comments in writing to the Hearings Examiner on or before February 19, 2017 to the following:


Elizabet Biggio, Architectural Historian

Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc.

8450 Westfield Blvd., Suite 300

Indianapolis, IN 46240

If a hearing is determined to be in the best interest of the public, a notice will be advertised with the date, time, and place. Otherwise, any comments or materials received for the record will be considered in the decision-making process.


This notice is published in compliance with: 1) Code of Federal Regulations, Title 23, Section 771 (CFR 771.111(h)(1) stating, “Each State must have procedures approved by the FHWA to carry out a public involvement/public hearing program.”; 2) 23 CFR 450.210(a)(1)(ix) stating, “Provide for the periodic review of the effectiveness of the public involvement process to ensure that the process provides full and open access to all interested parties and revise the process, as appropriate.”; and 3) The INDOT Public Involvement Policies and Procedures approved by the Federal Highway Administration on August 16, 2012.


Butler, Fairman, and Seufert, Inc.

Elizabet Biggio

 (317) 713-4615

[email protected]

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