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[INDOT]
Start Date: 3/21/2012
End Date: 3/21/2012
Entry Description

INDOT to Improve Safety
at US 40 & SR 3
 Intersection

 

GREENFIELD, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is making additional safety improvements to the intersection of US 40 and State Road 3 west of Dunreith.  Work on the improvements, which include adding overhead lighting and flashing sign beacons, begins today. 

 

The improvements are expected to be complete in less than 30 days.  Some short-term lane restrictions might be necessary for the safety of work crews, but no significant traffic restrictions are expected.

 

After conducting a study to identify potential safety improvements for the intersection, traffic engineers recommended the following enhancements:

 

  • Reduce the size of the route marker signs on the northeast quadrant to provide a clearer background for the near right stop sign for northbound traffic on State Road 3.
  • Adjust sign placement on the west side of State Road 3, approaching the intersection from the south, to provide better visibility to the near left side stop sign for northbound traffic on State Road 3.
  • Install a single red flashing beacon above the stop signs for both the near right side and the near left side stop signs for northbound traffic on State Road 3.
  • Install amber flashing beacons above the intersection ahead warning signs for traffic on US 40 approaching State Road 3 from the east and the west.
  • Remove the divided highway signs on the stop signs of the northbound State Road 3 and southbound Henry County Road 325 West approaches and replace them with “Traffic From Left and Right Does Not Stop” signs.

 

The overhead lighting at the intersection is intended to increase nighttime visibility and decrease nighttime accidents.  Based on assessments of all crashes since 2008, the improved lighting and other safety improvements are expected to address or reduce the most frequent types of crashes at the intersection.

 

 

These improvements will further enhance the safety of the intersection in addition to prior improvements, which have included:

  • lowering the speed limit and extending the speed limit zone on US 40 and State Road 3,
  • converting a paved median on US 40 with a left turn lane to CR 325 W,
  • placing buzz strips on the northbound State Road 3 approach to US 40,
  • adding oversized advance warning and stop signs on both sides of northbound State Road 3,
  • relocating signs to prevent any possible sight obstructions,
  • placing reflective strips on signposts for improved nighttime visibility,
  • constructing an overhead route marker assembly on US 40 and northbound State Road 3,
  • adding and adjusting pavement markings for better visibility and navigation.
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