Make Light Work

Friday, July 13, 2018
Making some visible progress on the long-awaited stoplight at State Road 240 and Percy Julian Drive/Zinc Mill Road, a worker from the Hoosier Co., Indianapolis, sets a pole on the northeast corner Friday morning. By day’s end, cables had been installed, though the lights are not yet in place. Work began on converting the intersection from a wide and confusing four-way stop to a signal-controlled intersection earlier this summer. However, the project had been dormant for several weeks prior to Friday. The estimated $178,000 project is part of an overall $422,747 contract with the Hoosier Co. that also includes installing stoplights at Brazil in Clay County and at Montmorenci in Tippecanoe County.
Banner Graphic/BRAND SELVIA

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  • I reserve any judgement on this "improvement" until I see the "signal controlled" intersection in full operation, especially when 1.) Greencastle schools are in session during the morning and evening and 2.) When the eastside factories let out the flood of employees in the afternoon at 3PM.

    Many times a month I come north from US 40 to Greencastle on "airport road" at 3PM. I have counted the number of vehicles driving south to US 40. At times, that number has approached 170 vehicles in a three mile stretch of road -- speeding (60 MPH on a 45 MPH marked county road), going over the center of the road, tail-gating and cutting corners, especially at the "4-township" double corner. I have advised the appropriate authorities of these infractions. When will the enforcement improve?

    -- Posted by Lookout on Fri, Jul 13, 2018, at 10:23 PM
  • I will be so thankful when this is finally done! Such a dangerous area, people constantly pull out in front of others. I try to avoid it as much as possible.

    -- Posted by hometowngirl626 on Sat, Jul 14, 2018, at 8:02 AM
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