106th Street and Towne Road Roundabout
The signalized intersection has been reconstructed to a multi-lane roundabout. The reconstruction included new full-depth pavement, curb and gutter, an enclosed storm water system, shared-use path, and sidewalk with new curb ramps. Two private drives were reconstructed on the east side of Towne Rd, one north of 106th St and one south of 106th St. Access to all properties within the project limits were maintained at all times. An approximately 0.2 acre area of additional right of way was acquired from the northwest quadrant (Riley Farms LLC). Existing drainage system from the 2000 intersection improvement project was perpetuated, using many of the existing storm sewers and manholes. The intersection was closed to thru traffic for the duration of construction, with thru traffic being detoured to Ditch Rd, Shelborne Rd, 96th Street, and 116th Street.
For up-to-date information about this specific project, read the news release(s) from the City of Carmel below:
Roundabout Construction and Improvements
Carmel builds roundabouts because of their proven safety record; compatibility with the environment; aesthetics, and ability to make it easier for pedestrians and bicyclists. Roundabouts reduce injury accidents by about 80% and accidents overall by about 40%.
Storm Water and Drainage Improvements
The storm water and drainage projects included in Carmel Link 2.0 are designed to maintain existing storm water infrastructure, construct new infrastructure, address localized drainage issues, and reduce waterway pollution.
Street and Pathway Improvements
Widening and reconstruction of streets creates less congestion, a more responsible impact on the environment, greater aesthetic appeal and increased safety. By adding more bicycle friendly multi-use paths, Carmel encourages citizens to walk, jog, and run.