ROAD CONSTRUCTION: Major road work in New Albany, Ind., to make dangerous intersection safer

The project began after a study shows a significant amount of crashes in the area of the intersection

July 19, 2016
Major road work in New Albany, Ind., to make dangerous intersection safer
Major road work in New Albany, Ind., to make dangerous intersection safer

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.  

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