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Carmel to begin construction on two new roundabouts on 116th Street

There will be lane restrictions but no closures during the construction.
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CARMEL, Ind. — Carmel is set to begin construction on two new roundabouts on 116th Street.

The roundabouts will replace the intersections of College Avenue and Guilford Road. There will be lane restrictions, but there should not be full closures.

The projects are set to begin on July 15 and are expected to take about 125 days.

The cost of construction is roughly $3.4 million with 80 percent of the cost coming from federal funding.

Below is the schedule of construction, which could change due to weather or utility relocation.

  • Phase 1 (approximately 4-10 days): Preliminary work will take place within the median of 116th Street to allow traffic shifts in future phases.
  • Phase 2 (approximately 35 days): The northern portion of both roundabouts will be constructed. There will be full vehicle access to the south, but no vehicle access to the north at Guilford Road or College Avenue. Both east and west traffic will be maintained (one lane in each direction) on the southern portion of the intersections on 116th Street.
  • Phase 3 (approximately 35 days): The southern portion of both roundabouts will be constructed. East and west vehicular traffic will be maintained on the northern portion of the intersections on 116th Street during this phase. There will be full vehicle access to the north, but no vehicle access to the south at Guilford Road or College Avenue.
  • Phase 4 (approximately 30 days): During phase four, there will be full access from the north and the south to 116th Street at both roundabouts but east-west access across the roundabouts will not be available as work in the center of the roundabouts is completed.
  • Phase 5 (approximately 15 days): Both intersections will be substantially complete with finishing work taking place during this time. Temporary lane restrictions are possible during this time in order to complete median work along with final asphalt surface and pavement markings.