I see that there are new crosswalks being installed in front of Carmel High School. What is the status of the previous crosswalks project?

Last year, in the midst of a cutback in school bus drivers brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Engineering Department worked with school officials to identify problematic street crossings at all of our local schools in order to boost the safety of students who were suddenly needing to walk or bike to school.

Once identified, plans were quickly put into place to install special “mid-block” crosswalks, sometimes with added safety feature such as lights. The priority to place these crosswalks was determined by information from the schools on what areas they felt were most pressing.

Woodbrook Elementary was among those considered most important, followed by Clay Middle School, Mohawk Trails, Clay Center, Towne Meadow, Creekside/West Clay, College Wood, Smoky Row and Cherry Tree schools. The City worked not only with Carmel Clay Schools, but also with local utilities to make sure all safety features could be put into place.

Below are the images that show the placement of the new cross walks.

Authored by Laura Campbell, Sue Finkam, Kevin Rider, Jeff Worrell, Sue Finkam, Bruce Kimball, Miles Nelson, Anthony Green and Adam Aasen.