BARTHOLOMEW CO. — The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that the U.S. 31 public open house scheduled for this evening at Taylorsville Elementary School has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts. The event has been tentatively rescheduled to Wednesday, April 14. Additional information will be shared at a later date.
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
As a result, the current intersection of U.S. 31 and Bear Lane/Frontage Road will close. All left-turn and thru movements will utilize RCIs to the north and south.
Additional work includes reconstruction of the exit ramp from northbound I-65 to U.S. 31. The project aims to enhance safety, improve traffic flow, and reduce crash frequency. The contract is scheduled to let to contractors this fall.
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 as 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.
Questions and comments may be submitted in-person at the open house or via email to Adam Burns (email@example.com) with Crawford, Murphy and Tilly. Project materials are available on the INDOT Seymour District webpage.