As many as four roundabouts could be built in Greenwood over the next few years.
Roundabouts have been gaining in popularity in central Indiana because of how they move cars through intersections more quickly and prevent nasty T-bone wrecks. Greenwood plans to build four of them over the next few years and wants to look at even more in the future.
Greenwood currently doesn’t have any roundabouts on its main streets, though they can be found in the Greenwood Park Mall parking lot, in a few subdivisions and, increasingly, on county roads. Johnson County has built roundabouts at Morgantown and Fairview roads and at County Road 144 and Whiteland Road in the past three years and plans to build another at Morgantown and Whiteland roads. Franklin also wants to build a roundabout at a Main Street intersection.
Within the next few years, motorists should expect to see roundabouts on Greenwood’s west, southwest and southeast sides and near the Greenwood Cemetery. Roundabouts also likely will be included at the busiest intersections in each major road construction project in the city, Mayor Mark Myers said.