136th Street and Carey Road Roundabout
This project added a roundabout to the intersection of Carey Road and 136th Street. It increased vehicular and alternative (pedestrian/bike) transportation connectivity. This project required a full closure for roughly 45 days.
The detour utilized Gray Road and Keystone Parkway to accommodate northbound and southbound traffic and eastbound and westbound traffic used Main Street and 146th street.
Originally scheduled to open November 2, due to utility and weather delay this intersection opened Friday, 12/9.
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.