The RebuildIndy project was engineered to reduce traffic delays, air and noise pollution while minimizing the frequency and potential severity of accidents.
"This intersection is a prime example of how roundabouts can be used to effectively move traffic," said Department of Public Works Director Andy Lutz. “We hope residents of the surrounding neighborhoods will really see an improvement in their commute, especially at times of high traffic.”
The cost of the $1.65 million project – slowed at times because of soggy conditions – was shared, with approximately 80 percent coming from federal funds and 20 percent coming from local funds.
Based on the engineering analysis for the roundabout, the average delay at peak traffic times before the roundabout was approximately 35.7 seconds. The analysis estimates that the delay at the same time will be as low as 5.4 seconds with the roundabout in use.