Richland Ave and Main Street Road Roundabout
On or after May 26, two new roundabouts will be built on Main Street at Richland Avenue and Lexington Boulevard. The roadway will be closed to through traffic during construction, but access to Carmel Christian Church and educational buildings on the south side of Main Street will be maintained from the east side of the project via
The majority of this work will be completed this summer before school starts. Once school begins, motorists will have a majority of the access back throughout the project limits with some scheduled interruption as the final details of the street improvement project are completed.
Alternate routes/ Detours: Keystone Pkwy., City Center Dr., Range Line road
UPDATE: A majority of the work on this project is complete. The north half of the Lexington and Main Street roundabout, as well as the new landscaped median between Richland and Lexington Blvd, have been rescheduled for Summer 2023. At this point in the construction season the project will remain open in the current traffic configuration. In keeping this part of the road intact, connectivity on Main Street can continue without impediment through the winter months.
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.