Safety update: State earmarks $424,000 for intersection improvements



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The Indiana Department of Transportation will make improvements to the intersection of State Road 135 and Main Street in Greenwood during the next three years at a cost of about $424,000. PHOTO BY SCOTT ROBERSON


The Indiana Department of Transportation will make improvements to the intersection of State Road 135 and Main Street in Greenwood during the next three years at a cost of about $424,000. PHOTO BY SCOTT ROBERSON


A car slams into another vehicle after failing to beat the red light at Main Street and State Road 135 in Greenwood and barreling forward anyway.

Another driver pulls out of the Meijer supermarket lot onto the highway without seeing a speeding car, or leaving enough time to break before they collide.

Such crashes have happened time and again at an intersection that IUPUI studies have ranked one of the worst for traffic-signal running in Johnson County for years. But the Indiana Department of Transportation plans to make safety improvements at Main Street and State Road 135 in the Center Grove area.

The state plans to spend about $424,000 in federal highway safety money on upgrades to that intersection sometime in the next three years, spokesman Will Wingfield said. The goal is to improve safety, he said.

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