More safety upgrades coming to dangerous intersection

More safety upgrades are coming to the intersection on the new Hoosier Heartland Highway at County Road 800 West.
More safety upgrades are coming to the intersection on the new Hoosier Heartland Highway at County Road 800 West.

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – A problem intersection in Carroll County that has been the site of several serious crashes will be getting a safety upgrade.

The intersection is on the new Hoosier Heartland Highway at County Road 800 West.

As News 18 has already reported, in less than two years, it’s been the scene of two fatal crashes and crashes injuring more than 20 people. Last Thursday, a woman was airlifted from the scene of another crash at that intersection.

County Commissioner Pat Clawson said last week rumble strips, as well as some extra signage, had already been installed.

The county received a letter from the Indiana Department of Transportation Thursday that more safety features are going to be installed, including oversized stop signs and more pavements markings.

INDOT will also be proposing the intersection for a federally funded safety project to reconfigure the alignment of the intersection.

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