Published On: Fri, Jul 21st, 2017

Local Access at Main Street Opening Today

Milestone Contractors has completed pavement patching ahead of schedule at the intersection of Main Street and Broad Street (State Road 38) in New Castle and plans to open the intersection for local access to the downtown area this afternoon.

State Road 38 remains closed to through traffic in New Castle between State Road 3 (Memorial Drive) and 31st Street for a $5.3 million construction project rebuilding or rehabilitating two miles of the road. 

The entire project is on schedule to shift to the second phase of construction in August.

Local Access at Main Street Opening Today at  State Road 38/Broad Street in New Castle

Phase 2 West of 15th Street

Most of Phase 1 is complete and most intersecting streets west of 12th Street are open for local access only. Milestone plans to open local access at remaining intersections in the upcoming weeks and switch to Phase 2 construction in August. Phase 2 will close intersecting streets between 12th Street and 15th Street. Access to and from 12th Street will remain open throughout the project.

Phase 2 East of 15th Street

Phase 2 east of 15th Street is scheduled to begin in August and will close road sections not completed and intersections not closed during Phase 1. Road sections and intersections closed during Phase 1 will be opened during Phase 2. 

  • State Road 103 (18th Street) to 25th Street: Access to and from 25th Street be open. Other intersections on this section, including 18th Street, will be closed.
  • The Norfolk Southern railroad crossing between 15th and 16th streets is scheduled to close for replacement in late August.
  • The intersection of 31st Street to Imperial Drive will be closed.

About the project

The project will improve two miles of State Road 38 through New Castle. Pavement east of 15th Street will be completely rebuilt. Pavement west of 15th Street will be rehabilitated. Work will also include replacing sections of curb and sidewalks, modernizing curb ramps at intersections, and improving storm water drainage structures within the project limits.

Access to residences and businesses will be maintained. Other routes can provide access to local destinations. All closures will be sequenced to maintain access to local destinations while completing the project as safely and efficiently as possible.

State Road 38 is expected to be fully open to traffic before the end of this year, and all work on the contract is expected to be complete before summer of 2018. For more information and updates on the State Road 38 pavement project in New Castle, go to

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