Updated: Friday, 17 Sep 2010, 11:08 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 17 Sep 2010, 10:53 PM EDT
CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) - Saturday morning, a multi-million dollar project will be done -- or mostly done -- in Carmel.
It took several years, and lots of detours. But the biggest part of the work on keystone parkway is now complete.
But drivers beware; the next big project is just a few months away.
Jack Badget,, a 42 year Carmel Resident says, "I can remember when we only had one stop light."
The Keystone project gave the city six more roundabouts.
“You don't have to be a rocket scientist to drive a roundabout. Just slow down. Look to the left and yield, “ said Badget. "Keystone parkway is a major, major asset to the community now."
But, that doesn't mean construction is done.
The Carmel drive interchange still needs some finishing touches.
And there's more work coming, a few miles south as the state modifies 465 and Keystone.
Carmel would like to put a roundabout at 96th Street, someday.
City Engineer, Mike McBridge says, "There is no time frame for the construction at this point. It will be moved forward as quickly as we can find a funding revenue for them."
They found the money to re-design the roundabouts on Hazel Dell.
The Hazel Dell roundabouts were among the first in Carmel. They opened in 1998.
And, engineers learned people didn't slow down with the original design. So, with a little more curve built in, they will now.
In a city with 80 roundabouts, that's progress.
Ask Jack Badger.
"I say, if you don’t like roundabouts, you love beaver hats and covered wagons. ha ha ha.
For tips on safely navigating the Carmel roundabout click here .