Virtual (Online) Public Meeting

September 8, 2020 | Live: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Meeting Registration (now closed)

Register for this live virtual meeting at the Zoom link below. You will then receive an email including the link to join the meeting.

For those who are directly impacted by the study, you can also register for one of four in-person public meeting time slots at the Eventbrite link below. Due to social distancing restrictions, each is limited to 15 people, so be sure to register in advance.  Walk-ins are discouraged.

If you were unable to join us on September 8th or would like to share this information with a neighbor, a video recording of the presentation and meeting materials are accessible below.

Project Introduction

The substantial growth experienced by the Town of Plainfield has begun to strain the local transportation network, and with the town’s proximity to Indianapolis, Interstate 70, and Indianapolis International Airport, this trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. To address these mobility concerns, the Town of Plainfield’s 2004 Comprehensive Plan identified that increasing traffic levels on Moon Road and Hadley Road would need an alternative to alleviate congestion within the existing roadway network. An effective alternative identified was a new interstate interchange along the I-70 Corridor, west of SR 267.

Plainfield’s Comprehensive Plan update, adopted in 2016, reiterated that an additional interchange with I-70 would improve peak hour congestion along arterial roads and was confirmed in the recently completed 2019 Thoroughfare Plan update. The purpose of the Plainfield Corridor Study is to build upon the planning strategy laid out by previous planning studies by providing a detailed analysis of the environmental, traffic, economic, and other potential impacts of reasonable corridor alternatives to recommend a preferred alternative for a future corridor selection.

Meeting Purpose and Goals

The purpose of this open house is to share results of the study that have been completed thus far. The information shared and comments received at the last open house were used to develop multiple corridor alignment alternatives. These alternatives have been evaluated based on their performance relative to a number of engineering and community-driven performance criteria. The potential corridors are also being viewed in light of a range of future growth scenarios for the Town of Plainfield, to test their versatility and resiliency.

The study team is seeking comment from the public regarding the results of the preliminary analysis and potential corridor performance.

For additional information about this project, visit the Project Website:

Share Your Input

The project team invites you to share your comments and views regarding the Plainfield Corridor Study. You can provide input in three ways:

1 Join the Live Session

Join the live Virtual Public Meeting (register here) and provide comments during the Q&A segment.

2 Join an In-Person Session

Join an In-Person Public Meeting session (register here) and provide comments during the Q&A segment.

3 Complete the Online Comments Form

In the form below, provide any concerns, observations and/or thoughts you have about the study. Your input will be directed to the project team for evaluation and consideration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Study Information

Why are you studying a new interchange and corridor on the west side of Plainfield?
The substantial growth experienced by the Town of Plainfield has begun to strain the local transportation network, and with the town’s proximity to Indianapolis, Interstate 70, and Indianapolis International Airport, this trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Plainfield’s 2016 Comprehensive Plan and 2019 Thoroughfare Plan identified that an additional interchange with I-70 would improve peak hour congestion along arterial roads. The purpose of this study is to focus on and recommend a preferred alternative for a future corridor and interchange location selection.
What is the project area?
The study area includes the area between SR 39 and Center Street west to east and from I-70 to US 40 south to north.
Are connections further north and south being considered?
While the focus of the study is from I-70 north to US 40, the project team is using regional connection opportunities as one criterion to evaluate potential alignments. Both Hendricks County and Morgan County have been engaged with this study to aid in assessing regional connectivity.
Will the area around the interchange be re-zoned for warehouse or industrial uses?
Neither the project team nor the study itself can set or adjust county and town land use. The study will consider multiple development scenarios to recommend a corridor that is resilient and versatile to accommodate how the area may develop in the future.

Schedule

When will construction start?
No money has been allocated to design or construction of any part of the corridor at this time.
When could the corridor begin being constructed?
Many steps must be completed before any estimate of construction can be provided. Once the study is complete, funding sources for the corridor and interchange must be identified. Along a similar timeline, the project(s) will need to be included in a transportation improvement plan list.
When will the study be completed?
Barring any further unexpected pandemic-related delays, the project team will finalize and publish the study report in fall 2020.

Public Involvement

Will there be another open house to present the results of the study?
Yes, one more open house is planned to present the results of the analysis and gather any additional feedback prior to finalizing the study report.
Will there be a Community Advisory Committee for this study?
Yes, a Community Advisory Committee has been formed and will meet a couple more times over the course of the study.
How can the public stay informed?
Public outreach is a significant area of focus for this study. Information will be shared and comments gathered at public open houses and with the Community Advisory Committee. The Town of Plainfield will also share information on the study’s website.
Whom do I contact if I have questions?
Questions should be directed to the project consultant via the online comment form on the study’s website or via email addressed to PlainfieldCorridorStudy@cmtengr.com.

Contact Us

Customer Service Stephanie Singh
Town of Plainfield

Address: 206 W Main Street, Plainfield, IN 46168
Phone: (317) 754-5188
Email: PlainfieldCorridorStudy@cmtengr.com