Senior staff writer
Construction of a unique roundabout at Smith Valley Road and Madison Avenue could begin in June, according to Indiana Department of Transportation and Greenwood officials.
The roundabout is expected to alleviate congestion at those two roads as well as U.S. 31 and old Meridian Street in Greenwood. An added “jug handle” loop will be built linking eastbound Smith Valley Road with northbound U.S. 31 traffic.
INDOT personnel recently met with Greenwood representatives, consulting engineers and contractors to discuss the timetable for construction.
Utility work could begin in April. The entire project could take an estimated four months.
Greenwood’s share of the $2.88 million project is 20 percent ($576,000); the Federal Highway Administration will pay the balance.
On the Near Southside, an infrastructure project will restrict or close traffic on Shelby Street between Troy and Southern avenues from April 2-Oct. 31.
Traffic will be disrupted due to construction for the DigIndy tunnel system and the IndyGo Red Line.
A Citizens Energy Group spokesperson said work on Shelby includes relocation of water lines, which could create temporary service disruptions in the area.