Five major intersections on two state roads through Noblesville will begin transformations into roundabouts by 2023.
The five infrastructure projects along State Roads 32 and 38, plus other road improvements, will cost $16 million and take place in two phases, city officials announced Tuesday. Construction of two of the roundabouts will begin in 2021, with three others following in 2023.
The intersections are:
— State Road 32 and State Road 38 (2021)
— State Road 32 and River Road (2021)
— State Road 32 and Mill Creek (2023)
— State Road 38 and Logan Street (2023)
— State Road 38 and Oakmont Drive/Whitcomb Place (2023)
Noblesville is sharing the cost of the planned improvements with the Indiana Department of Transportation. The city will cover $6.5 million, while INDOT handles the remaining $9.5 million.
“These five roundabouts on two heavily traveled state roads will greatly improve east-west connectivity and safety for tens of thousands of drivers every day,” Mayor John Ditslear said in a media release.
In 2018, city officials began discussions with INDOT about several intersection projects that were planned in Noblesville with modernized traffic signals. Noblesville proposed altering the projects to include roundabouts instead.
The other work covered under the $16 million will include lighting, pedestrian access and the addition of travel lanes in some locations. The cost also includes preliminary engineering and design work, as well as right of way acquisition and utility relocation.