Roundabout construction to close Carmel intersection

CARMEL, Ind. - A Carmel intersection is set to close for roughly two months beginning soon for the construction of another roundabout.

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) said contractors plan to close 136th Street and Eglin Drive, just west of U.S. 31, for roughly 60 days beginning on or after Monday, Sept. 16.

INDOT said the roundabout intersection will improve traffic flow during future construction and will eventually connect to a new U.S. 31 interchange with roundabouts controlling ramp and through traffic on 136th Street.

Contractors are beginninga $141 million contract for the new U.S. 31 Hamilton County freeway upgrades between 96th and 136th streets.

INDOT said for this project, access to Rohrer Road and businesses are expected to remain open during construction. Traffic will be directed around the closure by signed detours.

E & B Paving and Gradex, the company slated to work on the project, plans to begin work on the south end of the project (from 96th Street to 116th Street) this fall. INDOT said temporary widening is scheduled to begin in mid-September, with traffic being shifted for construction in late October.

INDOT also said upgrading U.S. 31 to freeway standards from I-465 to State Road 38 is the largest and most aggressive road project ever implemented in Hamilton County.

For more information on this project head to INDOT’s website.

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