Dan Jones Widening Project
Beginning in 2023, the Town of Avon will be starting a multi-phase project aptly named "Dan Jones Widening Project". As the name states, this will be widening Dan Jones. The current plan is for Dan Jones to be widened from Bradford Lane to Northfield Drive. We are diligently working on this project for the community as a whole. Dan Jones is a major transportation route through Avon and Hendricks County. Widening it will allow Avon to grow responsibly, and keep our residents and visitors safe while traveling.
As mentioned before, the Dan Jones Widening Project is broken down into phases....
- PHASE 1 - CSX Main Road to County Road 100 South Roundabout
- PHASE 2 - County Road 100 South to South of County Road 150 South
- PHASE 3 - US36 to County Road 100 North
- PHASE 4 - North of Oriole Way to Bradford Road
- PHASE 5 - (Still in development)
Below you will see expandable folders for each phase. We will do our best to keep these folders updated for you with News Alert links, additional documents and more. Simply click the folder header to expand/close each Phase Section to access a clickable button for Phase Specific updates, maps, and photos. If you wish to see all updates from all phases please CLICK HERE. A FAQ is available under the 'Phase Folders' . Finally, you are always welcome to submit a question through the form at the very bottom of this page. We will use those questions to update the FAQ.
Currently, there are no updates, maps, images for Phase 5 of the Dan Jones Widening Project.
- Will Dan Jones be closed during the construction?
Dan Jones shouldn't be closed during construction. Please note that we not only used italics, but also bold font, to emphasize that word. Some contractors do things that are outside of our control, and as prepared and organized as our Public Works team is, occasionally those contractors will act on their own accord without notifying the Town of Avon. If a road is scheduled to be closed, we will update avonindiana.gov/danjones as soon as possible, as well as send out an alert through our alert system. You can easily sign up for alerts at avonindiana.gov/alerts from a desktop, tablet or mobile device.
- What will be happening with the bridge on Dan Jones, just south of US36?
The bridge on Dan Jones is technically under the jurisdiction of Hendricks County and CSX. Although The Town of Avon isn't supervising it's construction, we are taking measures to try to stay up to date with all that is happening. What does that mean to residents and those that are passing through? Primarily it means that construction can starts whenever Hendricks County wants it to start. To our most recent knowledge, the bridge project is hoping to bid out this year (2023) with a possible start time of 2024. If you would like more information about the bridge project specifically, you are welcome to reach out to the Hendricks County engineering department at https://www.co.hendricks.in.us/egov/apps/locations/facilities.egov?view=detail&id=6
- How long will each one of these "phases" last?
That is a question that we will never be able to 100% answer. We hope to have each phase done as quickly and safely as possible, but putting an end date on each phase would be unreliable. Things happen while construction occurs, and while we hope that nothing causes a delay, the truth is there are some things that are outside of our control. Placing a "completion date" or "end date" only opens the floodgates of frustration. This might change over the course of the projects, and if it does, we will happily share a date that can be delivered on.
- How do I know if you are going to take part of my yard?
If any part of your property will be needed for the Dan Jones Widening Project, you will be contacted by the Town of Avon well in advance of any construction happening. There are many steps in the process, but simply put, nothing will happen on your property without you having the opportunity to know about it. If you still have concerns, you are welcome to reach out to Public Works Director Steve Moore with your questions.
- Will a stoplight or roundabout be installed at Dan Jones Rd and Commons Blvd?
No. A stop sign and a break in the center median is all that is planned.
- Heading North out of Beechwood Farms is difficult now during certain times of the day. What is the provision for safely getting out of our neighborhoods with the increased traffic and road widening?
Beechwood will have the same access as you had/have before construction started, except the center median will provide a refuge area for eastbound left turners.
- We live in Hollowbrook west neighborhood. How will we be able to get out of our neighborhood during phase 2?
Access will be maintained for Clarks Creek Ct. throughout the project.
- Will the Dan Jones Widening Project include a bike lane, wide shoulder on each side of the road or sidewalks?
According to the blueprint images on Phase 1 and Phase 2, there will be a 10 foot "Shared-Use Path" on the eastern side of Dan Jones.
- Why are they widening Dan Jones Rd instead of Avon Ave ( rt 267 ) . Why not both? There are not enough north south roads available to ease traffic. How about a bridge over CR 900 n?
Dan Jones is being widened because it carries substantially more traffic than Avon Ave. (About 30% more). The Town’s long-term plans do anticipate widening both but Avon Ave widening is probably 8-10 years out based on current traffic volumes and anticipated traffic growth. A bridge over CSX at CR 900 E is financially and engineering wise an impossibility. CSX has several buildings and over 50 tracks that would need to be spanned. The cost benefit analysis on a bridge would show it is not a good investment for the tax payers of Avon.
- Don't know why your widening the road it nuts. All that traffic you still have to go down to 2 planes to cross the bridge.
The simple answer is that Dan Jones has more traffic daily. Those traveling to and from Plainfield and Brownsburg make up for a lot of the traffic, in addition to those, like yourself, that travel on Dan Jones from Avon. Yes, during the widening on PHASE 1, you will have to merge back down and go to one lane each way over the bridge... currently. There are four other phases in this project... one of those will be the bridge phase, where the bridge will be modified to match how Dan Jones is being widened. The whole project can't happen simultaneously unless we close Dan Jones completely, which would be worse. As mentioned, many, many times, this is a multi-phased project, and though it's frustrating and rough right now, the way the process is being done is much better than how it could be done.
Side note: Unless you have extremely small planes, I doubt you could get 1 plane on that bridge, let alone two.