CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) — New traffic changes at 96th Street and Keystone Parkway are underway, and they’re expected to last through 2019.
Drivers will not be able to turn left onto 96th Street going northbound or southbound due to newly constructed lanes.The traffic light at the intersection is being removed and replaced with two roundabouts.
Carmel already has 125 roundabouts — more than any other city in the country. These new ramps will allow the parkway to be elevated up and over 96th Street.
The hope is that once construction is complete, getting around the city will be safer and faster.
But there will be some rerouting in between.
“During the overnight hours, construction crews will begin changing traffic and remove the signal at 96th and keystone. So that will cut access off across 96th Street, but it will also make keystone parkway free flowing north and south. And you’ll also be able to access 96th Street by turning right,” said city engineer Jeremy Kashman.
This is the last construction project on Keystone Parkway to 146th Street.