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Road diet planned for Indiana Avenue

Indiana Avenue in the Town of Sheboygan will be constructed between the Taylor Drive beltline and South 24th Street.
Indiana Avenue in the Town of Sheboygan will be constructed between the Taylor Drive beltline and South 24th Street.

TOWN OF SHEBOYGAN — Indiana Avenue will be narrowed as part of a road diet.

Indiana Avenue will be reconstructed from South 24th Street to Esslingen Park, which is located west of the South Taylor Drive Beltline. The project will reduce the number of traffic lanes from four lanes to two, which will be consistent with the rest of the corridor that stretches from Lake Michigan to Sheboygan Falls. The corridor west of the Taylor Drive Beltline is known as County Road PP and Lower Falls Road. In 2018, that stretch of road was reconstructed which replaced the four-lane road with two lanes and added two roundabouts in Kohler.

According to the Sheboygan County Planning and Conservation Department, the project will include a multi-use pathway for pedestrians and bicyclists, lighting, intersection improvements with new traffic signals, water main upgrades and storm sewer improvements. While motorists commonly believe this part of Indiana Avenue is in the City of Sheboygan, it is actually in the Town of Sheboygan. It is unclear when the City of Sheboygan will repave Indiana Avenue from South 24th Street to South 17th Street which is also in rough shape.

In 2019, the Sheboygan County Board of Supervisors voted to reduce the speed limit from 45 to 35 MPH between the Beltline and the western Sheboygan city limits. This is in part because Indiana Avenue is also designated as County Road PP and is located in the Town of Sheboygan and not the city. Part of Sheboygan Lutheran High School’s parking lot doubles as a dividing line for the city and town of Sheboygan. The high school building and western parking lot lies in the city but most of their land including the football and baseball fields are in the township.

Construction on Indiana Avenue is anticipated to begin in 2022.

Indiana Avenue will be narrowed as part of a road diet