By Sadie Hunter
The City of Noblesville has recently been working to make the intersection of Boden Road and 156th Street safer.
The city says its engineering department has completed adding signs along the east/west wides of 156th Street to alert drivers of the upcoming stop at Boden Road. Oversized stop signs have also been placed at the intersection in addition to flashing-light signals – a red, flashing light on 156th Street and a yellow, flashing light on Boden Road.
“These improvements are above normal standards to provide enhanced advanced warning,” City Engineer John Beery stated in a press release.
The city says a few serious accidents took place at the intersection in 2015, prompting city officials to take action, ensuring drivers will come to a complete stop on 156th before crossing Boden.
“Boden Road is seeing higher traffic rates as motorists use it to travel north and south on the east side of the city,” Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear stated in a press release. “Our goal with the heightened safety is to curtail any future, serious accidents. Other factors are involved when it comes to accidents, but with these improvements, we hope drivers are a little more cognizant of others and yield properly.”