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Rounding out intersection plans



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A roundabout is planned at the intersection of Graham and Whiteland roads to help ease rush hour congestion. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


Thousands of commuters travel though a Johnson County intersection each day, causing big backups during rush hour, and now a roundabout is planned to help move traffic along.

Traffic jams happen nearly everyday at the four-way stop at the intersection of Whiteland and Graham roads. Trucks coming from Franklin, commuters coming to and from Interstate 65 for work and high school students traveling home after classes all back up traffic at the intersection.

Traffic counts don’t show a major increase in travel since 2004, but about 12,000 vehicles pass through the intersection daily. But Whiteland officials expect traffic to continue to grow in the future as more people move into the county and as the town hopes to start a business park east of the intersection.

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