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Construction signs go up this week and Water Street is being restricted to local traffic-only early next week as the New Albany and Clarksville Greenway projects are connected.

Work to extend the Ohio River Greenway from East 8th Street to East 18th Street is about to begin.

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Milestone, contractor for New Albany’s $2,446,317 Local Public Agency (LPA) project, is charged with connecting Ohio River Greenway facilities at New Albany with existing facilities at Clarksville.  The 0.78 miles of construction includes two boardwalks, a recreational road and a shared-use trail.

Initially, access via Water Street to the boat club will be maintained.

Most LPA project costs are being paid by the Federal Highway Administration.  The City of New Albany is the LPA sponsor.

Onsite supervision is being provided by Beam, Longest and Neff, an engineering consulting company. The Indiana Department of Transportation administers FHWA monies and provides oversight to assure compliance with federal standards.

Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone. For highway information, monitor social media sites:www.Facebook.com/INDOTSoutheast and Twitter @INDOTSoutheast.  Subscribe to receive text and email alerts at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/subscriber/new.