Carmel Drive and City Center Drive Roundabout
The Carmel Drive and City Center Drive intersection was converted into a two-lane roundabout including sidewalks, lighting, and landscaping. Minor storm sewer work did occur with new inlets to drain the anticipated additional storm water.
The project consisted of new curb and gutter, modification to the existing storm system, updating pedestrian connectivity with multiuse paths, updating the existing signage and pavement markings, and new street lighting. The improvement was completed in the Spring of 2017.
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.