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KESSLER BLVD W DRIVE WILL CLOSE AT BRIDGE OVER WHITE RIVER FOR ONE WEEK STARTING MONDAY, JULY 11: The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) announced that Kessler Boulevard W Drive will fully close at the bridge location over White River starting Monday, July 11. The closure will allow the contractor to set beams in place for the continued rehabilitation of the bridge. The roadway is expected to reopen by July 16.


Town Board Signs Resolution Requesting 100-Year Level Flood Protection

At the January 14, 2014, Town Board meeting, Brad Barcom–in behalf of the Board–passed a resolution (link below) requesting that the City of Indianapolis and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) include Rocky Ripple in Phase 3B of the Indianapolis, White River (North), IN Flood Damage Reduction Project. In the resolution, Board members have also committed to seek additional funding if necessary to achieve the 100-year level flood protection. RR_Resolution_100YR

Also, at the Board meeting, Elizabeth Marshall, a State Farm insurance agent located in Broad Ripple, attended the meeting at the invitation of a Rocky Ripple resident and reported on the latest issues related to FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) rate hikes. Marshall has been following the situation closely and is willing to answer resident questions. She can be reached at (317) 255-2700. Visit her Web site for additional agency contact information.

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