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Historic Sargent Road and its accesses and neighboring streets are known regionally for their picturesque natural beauty and are enjoyed by residents, visitors, and commuters alike.
Preserving this character, maintaining the roads, and encouraging respect for our safety oriented ordinances requires constant monitoring and attention to issues that inevitably arise. This is the most work and resource intensive function of your SRA!
Areas Of Focus:
S.T.O.P. - Sponsored Traffic Officer Patrols:
After a successful trial begun in 2017, the SRA membership voted at our April meeting in favor of contracting a private traffic patrol via Geist Patrol to help increase safety while driving along Sargent Road. Our City government does not have funding for these types of extra patrols, so the SRA membership dues are used to help fund this important program. Many safety issues are addressed by the service (which includes policing powers such as ticketing, etc) and it is intended to encourage respect for posted traffic rules including STOP signs and the 30 MPH SPEED LIMIT.
**Your membership and extra donation dollars will make a big difference in how many patrols the SRA can fund - and directly impact the community in a positive way! Please consider making a donation today - $40 helps us fund one hour of patrol time, $80 will cover two hours, and a $120 donation will fund an entire three-hour shift, the minimum we can purchase from Geist Patrol. While we do not currently earmark donations specifically for this fund, the S.T.O.P. program is a primary area of focus for SRA and we are committed to funding as many hours of patrol as we can with your generous help.
82nd Street Improvement:
In addition to adding travel lanes in both directions, this important project is providing drainage infrastructure improvements and sidewalks with ADA-compliant accesses! Regular updates are posted on Nextdoor.com by our Mayor's Neighborhood Advocate, Mo McReynolds, and more information can be found at Indy.gov/DPW.
Brush Overgrowth on Sargent Road:
We regularly monitor problems with sight lines on Sargent Road and coordinate with our City County Councillor Mike McQuillen and the DPW to arrange cut-backs when needed.
During recent years, the Sargent Road neighborhood community has successfully lobbied for and, with proactive support from City-County Counselor, Indianapolis Department of Public Works and cooperation from the "Rebuild Indy" campaign, seen numerous roadway infrastructure improvements. The most recent safety addition was a series of “Area Patrolled” signs to encourage responsible driving in our neighborhood. All this makes Sargent Road and the Mud Creek Valley safer and better.
What you can do:
Local property owners can help (and it is each of our responsibility) to clear debris along the roadside in our neighborhoods, such as deadwood, limbs, or branches that extend even slightly into the street which could possibly scratch passing vehicles. Please be vigilant about keeping foliage low and/or clear of the roadway for safety and better visibility for motorists.
This Group is actively seeking volunteers of those with an interest in public safety and road improvement issues.