Two road projects will soon begin on Allisonville Road to relieve congestion, but Indiana Department of Transportation officials are promising more trouble for drivers before there is relief.
"A nightmare, yes, it's just like a parking lot especially by 465," said driver Trent Nichols about rush hour on Allisonville Road.
After Memorial Day crews will close the Allisonville Road Bridge to complete a $19 million project.
"We know that with an area like this, there is going to be a major impact," said Harry Maginity, an INDOT spokesperson.
Two lanes will be added for drivers, and the bridge will be reconstructed because of too much wear and tear.
"This bridge gets hit a lot," said Maginity.
It is the lowest bridge on I-465, and it is often hit by passing trucks.
"It's the quickest way to get things done," said driver Don Plesner. "Other areas of town where they've done construction they almost put people out of business because it took a year to do construction."
"I don't think there's ever a good time to do it its going to be a mess whenever they do it," said John Gollmer, another driver.
The Town of Fishers will also have crews working on Allisonville Road. They will rebuild the road where it intersects with 96th street to relieve serious congestion. Crews will start work in April.
"Now they're going to do it the same time they've got the bridge closed," said Donald Barr, a member of the Greater Allisonville Community Council.
Barr said at first there was no overlap in the scheduled projects, and he is hoping it will not become too much of a problem.
In the end, he said he is optimistic.
"I think it'll make I-465 travel a lot easier. I don't know if it's going to change much on Allisonville Road with all the traffic we see going up and down that road."
Maginity also said Carmel officials will wait to kick off some planned construction on the 96th street and Keystone Avenue intersection to avoid additional overlaps.
Keystone Avenue will also be a back-up route for drivers who typically use the bridge.