An $800,000 construction project is now underway to turn one of the most dangerous intersections in New Albany, Ind., into a much safer route.
The intersection of Spring Street and Silver Street has been ranked one of the highest prone to accidents in southern Indiana. A recent study shows over a five-year period more than 100 crashes were reported along the small stretch of roadway.
In order to reduce those numbers, exclusive left turn lanes will be added with a new signal. Bike lanes will also be added.
While drivers may lose a lane in that area, it will reduce traffic speeds and improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Federal aid will cover 80% of the Spring Street project, which is scheduled for completion in November.