I was driving to a lunch/listing appointment at Tony Sacco’s Pizza in Clay Terrace when I realized my readers might appreciate some info about roadwork in progress in one of Carmel’s busiest areas. I had no problem entering or leaving Clay Terrace. Good start!
When I got back to the office, my assistant and I gathered some important info for anyone wishing to smoothly transition from Point A to Point B anywhere between Western Way/Clay Terrace Boulevard AND Lowes Way/Greyhound Pass.
- 146th Street is being widened.
- Traffic Signals at Western Way and Lowes are synchronized, easing overall flow.
- Throughout construction, the bridge has been restricted to a single lane, in both directions, plus requisite turn lanes.
- Current bridge deck is being replaced and expanded to include 8 lanes, as well as a multi-use path.
Important Traffic Restrictions to Note:
- Some lanes heading east will be closed; traffic will instead be steered to westbound lanes.
- Traffic moving in both directions at Clay Terrace Blvd. will continue to flow, although restricted to one lane in each direction. (West bound left turn lane into CTB, as well as an eastbound left turn lane at Greyhound Pass, are open.)
The electronic message boards, located at the eastern and western ends of 146th St., are very helpful in keeping drivers updated and alerted.
Restrictions to Note
The 146th St. Trail has been CLOSED. The pedestrian trail, if all runs smoothly, is scheduled to re-open in Dec. 2011.
The Hagen-Burke Trail would be an advisable detour for pedestrians. There are signs at each end of the trail, posted to inform users of the closure and advised detour.
146th St. Bridge
The bridge is projected to remain under construction until just before the commencement of the 2011 holiday season.
Also, I want to mention the names of some of the neighborhoods/subdivisions in the area:
Mulberry Farms, Spring Mill, Springmill Village, Village Farms, Rohrer Woods, Bridlewood, Hunters Creek South, Settlers Run, Oak Park, and Oak Manor.
Patience, good neighbors! I have no doubt the temporary inconveniences will pay off in the long run. Our beautiful city of Carmel is world-renowned for its exemplary, extraordinary traffic flow!
As I was leaving Clay Terrace after my business lunch, driving back to the office, I thought about all the blistering hot summer days and the impact these temperatures must be having on the road construction workers. I want to post a MEGA-THANK YOU to all of those amazing, hard-working, resilient individuals. You’re doing a great job and we do appreciate you!
I would have stopped to tell the workers personally, but I didn’t want to interrupt traffic flow!
Happy trails to one and all!