GREENWOOD, Ind.–Last week, Indiana Department of Transportation representatives met with the city officials, consultants, and contractors to discuss creating a roundabout at the intersection of Smith Valley Road and Madison Avenue in Greenwood.
Utility work on the project is expected to begin April 1, with Phase I of actual construction set for June 1, at which time the area will be closed for roughly 90 days. Phase II will follow, necessitating a 30-day closure at Meridian Street.
Greenwood is paying 20 percent of the project’s $2,882,875 total cost. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funds 80 percent. Dave O’Mara of North Vernon is the prime contractor.
As part of the project, a “jug handle” loop will be built linking eastbound Smith Valley Road with northbound U.S. 31.
INDOT administers FHWA funding and has responsibility for overseeing the project to assure compliance with federal standards. Crossroad Engineers of Beech Grove will provide day-to-day onsite supervision.