Main Street, Gray Road intersection closure planned again to finish work


The intersection of Gray Road and Main Street will soon close again for completion of a new roundabout.

The closure is planned for Sept. 17 to 27, weather permitting. Final work on the roundabout is expected to wrap up by Oct. 1.

The project was originally planned to be complete in August. Three legs of the roundabout opened before Carmel Clay Schools went back in session Aug. 14, but the south leg has remained closed since the project began in mid-June.

“As we’ve had the contractor working under traffic there had been some safety concerns,” Carmel City Engineer Jeremy Kashman said. “There’s some things that need to take place in the middle of the road that make it very difficult to maintain traffic, so instead of switching which part is closed every day, which would really confuse everyone, we’re going to close it down.”

Utility relocation has led to much of the delay, Kashman said.

“Working through the relocation efforts, there were some (utilities) that were relocated but ended up being in the way,” Kashman said.

Landscaping work is planned in the new roundabout and two others along Gray Road this fall, but it is not expected to lead to road closures.

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