Work recently began to transform the intersection of 19th and Pleasant Streets in Noblesville.
The existing three-leg intersection with 19th Street regulated by a stop sign, will be converted to a single lane roundabout. The city has said this will make the intersection safer and more efficient to vehicles traveling east/west on Pleasant Street and vehicles trying to turn onto Pleasant Street.
Many residents are praising the change, citing difficulty turning off of 19th Street onto Pleasant Street, either with an obstructed view from other vehicles, or long stretches of traffic going through the intersection, which is situated adjacent to the Noblesville Post Office at 1900 Pleasant St.
The overall project will cost approximately $1 million, but because of funding received from the Indiana Dept. of Transportation, the City of Noblesville’s portion is $194,284.
Utility relocation was previously completed and construction signs are installed in the work zone. Construction crews will be on site as the intersection is open to traffic.
However, a 21-day closure on 19th Street is planned for the first part of this month. During this time, entrance to post office will come through a temporary access off of Pleasant Street.
New lighting and sidewalks also will be installed in the area.
According to the city, approximately 15,000 vehicles travel through the intersection daily.
For questions about the project, contact Project Manager Andrew Rodewald at 317-776-6330.