TIMELAPSE: Watch Carmel expand to U.S. 31 and beyond

Posted: 1:54 PM, Mar 10, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-10 13:54:24-05

CARMEL, Ind. -- Carmel, the country's roundabout leader, wasn't always as spread out as it is now. 

In 1984, the Hamilton County city was constrained to approximately west of Keystone Parkway, east of Guilford Road, north of 116th Street and south of Main Street.

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About 20 years later, the city had expanded west to U.S. 31, with many smaller streets being built for houses, especially west and north of the city.

Today, the city has not only fully branched out into the U.S. 31/116th Street/Keystone Parkway/Main Street square, but also south along U.S. 31. 

Thanks to Google's timelapse site, you can see the changes made to the city. Take a look below, and try to find the more than 100 roundabouts across the city. Use the controls in the bottom to pinpoint certain years, and start and stop the timelapse.


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