INDOT seeking public input on proposed intersection project

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will seek public input next week regarding the proposed intersection improvement at S.R. 60 and the Salem Bypass in the City of Salem, Washington County.

The agency will host a public hearing on Wednesday January 15, 2020 at Salem City Hall, 201 East Market Street, Salem. The hearing will begin at 6:00 p.m.

The public hearing will offer all interested persons an opportunity to comment on current design plans for a proposed intersection improvement project at State Road (SR) 60 and the Salem Bypass in Washington County. Specifically, the project proposes to convert the existing two-way stop control intersection into a roundabout intersection.

The proposed project is designed to enhance safety at the intersection by reducing the frequency and severity of vehicular collisions at this location.

The preferred alternative is to reconfigure the intersection into a single-lane roundabout. The proposed project also will include replacing the pavement to full depth, as needed, to build new approach legs leading into the roundabout. Existing guardrail along the south side of the intersection and a portion of the existing guardrail along the north side of S.R. 60 to the east of Salem Bypass will be removed and not replaced. New guardrail end treatments will be installed. The project proposal will also include intersection lighting.

Proposed construction of the intersection improvement is anticipated to begin in 2021 and would be constructed utilizing phased construction.

Federal and state funds are proposed to be used for construction of this project.

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