Jeffersonville, IN (April 18, 2022) – The River Ridge Development Authority (RRDA) approved nearly $1.2 million in investments for infrastructure improvements that will help the River Ridge Commerce Center (RRCC) expand development efforts at the 6,000-acre business park.
During its monthly meeting, the Development Authority approved these project awards:
- A $531,374 contract with Temple & Temple Excavating & Paving Inc. for the Trey Street Water Main Improvement Project. This project involves constructing approximately 2,470 feet of 12-inch PVC water main.
- A contract not to exceed $331,385.91 with Duke Energy to relocate a high-voltage electric transmission pole that conflicts with proposed road improvements. The pole is located near the intersection of International Drive and Paul Garrett Avenue.
- A $160,000 contract with Jacobi, Toombs and Lanz, Inc. to plan and design a traffic signal at the intersection of Indiana Highway 62 and Miami Trail, which is a key entry point for the north section of River Ridge. The project includes a traffic impact study, survey and right-of-way resolution, traffic signal design, INDOT right-of-way permitting, geotechnical engineering, and utility coordination.
- A contract not to exceed $109,900 with Strand Associates Inc. for engineering design, survey, geotechnical survey, permitting and bidding services, and construction administration for a proposed new roadway to provide access to the Duke Energy substation between Lentz Avenue and Paul Garrett Avenue. The proposed project includes approximately 750 linear feet in a three lane, 12-foot-wide asphalt pavement lanes with curb and gutter.
- A $38,900 contract with American Structurepoint to conduct a strategic planning process for the first phase of an update to River Ridge’s 2018 Strategic Plan, which guides development at the River Ridge Commerce Center. Phase I of the update will focus on working with the RRDA leadership to determine the most appropriate data and areas of concentration to inform the full plan update. Phase II will focus on using the information from Phase I to complete a substantive update to the Strategic Plan.
“The River Ridge Development Authority remains focused on the future and investing in the projects and initiatives that will fuel growth at the Commerce Center for decades to come,” said Jerry Acy, executive director of the RRDA. “Each of these projects plays an important role in making the River Ridge Commerce Center a great place for businesses to locate.”
About the River Ridge Development Authority
The River Ridge Development Authority manages the River Ridge Commerce Center, a 6,000-acre business and office park established in 1998 to replace lost economic activity from the closure of the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant. The Authority has invested more than $150 million to redevelop about 25 percent of the Center. River Ridge is home to more than 60 companies, such as Amazon, Bose, Collins Aerospace, Enjoy Life Foods, Medline, Optum and HempRise. Onsite employment totaled more than 10,500 in 2020, and the Center produced a total of $2.5 billion in economic output and supported more than 17,500 regional jobs. The investments and growth at River Ridge recently earned the RRDA the International Economic Development Council’s Gold Award for Real Estate Redevelopment and Reuse.