Intersection traffic fix means 2-month detour


A roundabout is planned at the intersection of Whiteland and Graham roads. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

A Whiteland man feels fortunate to be retired whenever he looks down the road from his home and sees a line of motorists inching along, yet again.

For the past 40 years, James Poynter has lived in a home that is just a few hundred feet from the intersection of Whiteland and Graham roads, one of the county’s busiest four-way stops, and he knows about traffic backups.

Poynter can look out his front window during rush hour and see people driving to work and trucks turning down Graham Road to go to factories in Franklin. Some days, traffic stretches all the way to Interstate 65, and motorists slowly inch forward toward the intersection.

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