136th Street intersection scheduled to close Sept. 16


136th closure

The intersection of 136th Street and Eglin Drive is expected to close Sept. 16 for approximately 60 days while crews construct a new roundabout.

The intersection is just south of Meridian Village Plaza.

Traffic will be maintained in both directions on Rohrer Road and access to Meridian Village Plaza is expected to remain open at all times.

Traffic on eastbound 136th Street will be detoured to Smokey Row Road via Illinois Street, Carmel Drive and Old Meridian Street. Traffic on Rohrer Road will be detoured to 136th Street via southbound U.S. 31, Main Street and Illinois Street.

Also, access to the medical offices at 136th Street and Oakridge Road will remain open at all times.

INDOT is working closely with Carmel Clay Schools and emergency responders to plan for bus routes and emergency vehicle access.

E & B Paving and Gradex are beginning a $141 million contract for the U.S. 31 Hamilton County freeway upgrades between 96th and 136th streets and are in charge of the project. 

The roundabout intersection will improve traffic flow during future construction and will eventually connect to a new U.S. 31 interchange with roundabouts controlling ramp and through traffic.