UPDATE: Ridge Avenue Repaving Continues Through Friday

Posted On April 17, 2014
Ridge Avenue in Greendale was the scene of gas line installation last year.

Ridge Avenue in Greendale was the scene of gas line installation last year.

Update published Thursday, April 17 at 3:52 p.m.:

Work continues Thursday on the milling and repaving of the south end of Ridge Avenue in Greendale. Crews with Dave O’Mara Paving began work Wednesday to repair the rough roadway following last year’s gas line installation.

The repaving project was originally planned to end Thursday, but Greendale City Manager Steve Lampert now says that the contractor will be placing the final surface coat of asphalt on Ridge Avenue on Friday, April 18.

Residents between the distillery and Probasco Street are asked to park their cars off the street from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Friday.


Original story published Monday, April 14 at 9:11 a.m.:

(Greendale, Ind.) – New blacktop will soon make for a smoother ride on Ridge Avenue in Greendale.

Last summer, Sycamore Gas Company installed new gas lines beneath the road. Many of those cuts in the pavement can still be seen and felt by motorists.

Greendale City Manager Steve Lampert says city crews will mill and base pave Ridge Avenue from the city limit near the MGPI Distillery to Probasco Street this Wednesday and Thursday, April 16-17, weather permitting.

Residents on that portion of Ridge Avenue are asked to not park on the street during the day as crews are working. Cars should be off the road from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. each day.

“We know this will be a difficult task due to the limited driveways in the area, but the entire pavement are is needed to complete the paving and traffic work,” said Lampert.

Motorists passing through the work zone will encounter flaggers. One lane will be open at all times for access to driveways, Lampert said.

The final 1.5″ surface coat of asphalt will be applied in the coming weeks, depending on warmer weather.