116th Street and Towne Road Roundabout
The signalized intersection was reconstructed to become a multi-lane roundabout. The reconstruction included new full depth pavement, curb and gutter, an enclosed storm water system, multi-use path, and curb ramps. Access to all nearby properties were maintained at all times. The intersection was closed to thru traffic for 45 days. During construction thru traffic was detoured via 106th Street, Shelbourne Road, 126th Street, and Ditch Road.
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.