U.S. 31 intersection improvement open house rescheduled for April 13

BARTHOLOMEW CO — The Indiana Department of Transportation has rescheduled the public open house regarding an intersection improvement project on U.S. 31 at Tannehill Road (C.R. 650 N.) and Bear Lane for Wednesday, April 13, at Taylorsville Elementary School (9711 Walnut Street, Taylorsville, IN). The meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions and provide input on the project.

The $3.1 million project includes the construction of two reduced conflict intersections (RCIs):

  • U.S. 31 at Tannehill Road 
  • U.S. 31 at Bear Lane/Frontage Road 

Additional work includes reconstruction of the exit ramp from northbound I-65 to U.S. 31 at Taylorsville. The project aims to enhance safety, improve traffic flow, and reduce crash frequency. The contract is expected to be awarded this fall.

US 31/Tannehill Rd Graphic

Reduced conflict intersections are used as alternatives to traditional intersections on high-speed, four-lane divided highways. Instead of vehicles crossing fast-moving lanes of mainline traffic to go straight or turn left, motorists on secondary roads turn right in the same direction of traffic at the RCI, merge into the left lane, and then make a U-turn in the direction they intend to travel. More information about RCIs can be found here.

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and attendees will have the opportunity to interact with members of the project team. A presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Questions and comments may be submitted in person at the open house or via email to Adam Burns (aburns@cmtengr.com) with Crawford, Murphy, and Tilly. Project materials are also available on the INDOT Seymour District webpage. The meeting was previously scheduled for Thursday, March 31.

US 31 Open House - 4/13

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