This morning, INDOT crews are creating a right turn lane from eastbound IN162 into the Kaspar Gate. This comes after the Town Council made the request to INDOT to reduce traffic conflicts at this intersection. The step takes out the confusion at this intersection and should lead to safer travel into the town of Santa Claus and Christmas Lake Village.
The Town of Santa Claus (Santa Claus Utilities) will be closing a portion of Melchoir Drive South, a little after 8AM on Tuesday May 8, 2018. We will be repairing/replacing a water valve in the roadway. We are planning for Tuesday all day and into Wednesday but may be longer.
Closure will be shortly after the following roads, between Carol Drive W and Carol Drive E. We will have detour signs up at Carol Drive W and Carol Drive E. We have enclosed a map (See below) showing the complete area. If you have any questions please contact Chris Glenn at 812-544-3329.
The Town of Santa Claus will be adding new stop signs at the intersection of L.J. Koch and Ashburn. Previously, only drivers westbound on Ashburn were required to stop. With the addition of- 1 northbound, and 1 southbound stop on LJ Koch, drivers will now be required to stop on LJ Koch as well.
Town of Santa Claus receives it’s share of Community Crossings Grant From INDOT!
The Town of Santa Claus submitted five grant requests and all were approved by INDOT!
Work will be accomplished in the next construction season. Most will be in the Holiday Village Subdivision.
This money represents 75% of the cost of those improvements and the town will pay the balance from local funds.
This grant brings the total received from the state from this program to nearly $250,000 over the past two years.
With the final striping in place on Holiday Blvd., Ruby Winkler Drive and Burch Rd. the 2017 Community Crossings Grant is complete.
The project came in under the $113,000+ budget and we will be refunding some dollars to the state. The town’s share is half of the grant amount.
This year’s application is for about $245,000 with the town’s share at 25%.
Beginning on or after September 5th, SR 245 will be closed south of Santa Claus for road replacement work. The $3.4 million improvement will replace the two curves in the road and level several hills between Santa Claus and Lamar, using a new roadbed just east of the existing route.
Access to local businesses on 245 should remain open.
Scheduled completion date is October 19, 2017.
The third and final project funded by last year’s Community Crossing Grant is underway.
Holiday Blvd. between IN162 and IN245 is being resurfaced with a new layer of asphalt. Metzger Construction out of Boonville was awarded the bid at the Town’s May meeting.
The town is now in the process of preparing for this year’s possible grant from the state for additional road improvements.
St. Peters Church Road will be closed!
(Part of the reconfiguration of IN245 on the southeast side of Santa Claus.)
Beginning on or around Monday, June 12, contractors will close the road, also known as St. Peters Church Road from the intersection of State Road 245 for new construction. This is a phase of the S.R. 245 project that began earlier this summer to resurface and connect a new alignment. During the closure, local traffic will have access to the point of closure, all other traffic should use an alternate route.
The Closure will be in place around the clock. Work is expected to be completed, depending upon weather conditions, by the beginning of September. INDOT urges motorists to slow down and be alert in the work zone.