126th Street and Gray Road Roundabout
This project involved the construction of a two by one lane four legged roundabout at the intersection of 126th Street and Gray Road. Dual lanes entries and exits are along 126th Street while the Gray Road has a single lane entry and exit. There is also a 10' wide shared-use path constructed along the west side of Gray Road throughout the intersection. Old sidewalks within the construction limits were replaced where needed. The roundabout was slightly shifted to the northwest corner to avoid impacts to the properties located in southeast and southwest quadrants of the intersection. The construction limits extended approximately 400 feet along the north, south and east legs of the intersection and 500 feet along the west leg of the intersection. There was also an additional 300 feet of incidental construction along the north side of the east leg for new storm pipe construction.
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.