The City of Carmel will begin working on construction of a roundabout at the intersection of 111th Street and Pennsylvania Street, beginning Monday, March 30. The $1.5 million dollar project calls for constructing a new roundabout intersection with curb and gutters, storm sewers and sidewalks. Rieth Riley is the primary contractor that will manage the construction.
The intersection of 111th Street and Pennsylvania Street will be closed beginning Monday, March 30, for approximately 60 days. The detour routes will be as follows:
111th Street: Westbound 111th Street traffic will be routed north on College Avenue, west on 116th Street, south on Illinois Street and resume on 111th Street. Eastbound 111th Street traffic will be routed north on Illinois Street, east on 116th Street, south on College Avenue and resume on 111th Street.
Pennsylvania Street: Southbound Pennsylvania Street traffic will be routed east on 116th Street, south on College Avenue and west on 106th Street to Pennsylvania Street. Northbound Pennsylvania Street traffic will be routed east on 106th Street, north on College Avenue and west on 116th Street to Pennsylvania Street.
The roundabout construction is a City of Carmel project funded mostly by federal highway safety improvement funds. It is being constructed in conjunction with the 111th Street overpass over US 31. The intersection qualified for Highway Safety improvement funds due to the high numbers of accidents, including one fatality. Ninety percent of the project will be funded through federal highway way safety improvement funds, while the remaining ten percent will be fulfilled by the City. The city’s portion of the construction cost will be roughly $150,000, funded through funds from the Engineering Department.