May 6, 2021

PROJECT UPDATE-6-15-2021 Walnut Street Utility Project

June 15, 2021

Kipper Street will be closed to thru traffic, beginning June 15 at Noon and will remain closed
for approximately one week.

May 6, 2021

Utility Relocation Project to begin May 10
Traffic will be impacted on Walnut Street this summer

BATESVILLE, Ind. – The City of Batesville will begin the State Road 229 Utility Relocation Project next week. The infrastructure improvement project takes place in advance of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) S.R. 229 repaving and resurfacing project in late 2021.

The construction will take place on Walnut Street from Hillcrest Golf Course to the corner of Main and Boehringer beginning the week of May 10 through September 2021. Motorists are encouraged to drive with caution and seek alternate routes to access downtown Batesville during the project. Alternate routes of accessing downtown include Columbus Avenue, Huntersville Road, Mitchell Avenue, Tekulve Avenue and Pearl Street. “I know this will be difficult for drivers, including myself, to navigate our way in and around downtown but this is an extremely important project,” said Mayor Mike Bettice. “Our utilities in this area have not been upgraded since the 1930’s and the work we’re doing this summer will benefit the citizens of Batesville for generations.”

The Batesville Board of Works approved the $857,000 from Paul H. Rowe Company who is the contractor for this project.

How will this impact businesses and homes along the project route?
The City strongly supports our small business community and acknowledges the minor inconvenience this much-needed project will have on select businesses and homeowners. This project will at no time impact access into any business or home or force a business to temporarily close. Feel free to reach out to the Mayor’s Office, 812.933.6100 with additional inquires.