CARMEL — The city that claims to have more roundabout than any other place in the U.S. is about to begin work on another.
The project, at 111th Street and Lexington Drive, will begin this week. It is one of three new roundabouts to be built near Central Park and the Monon Community Center.
The other two are planned at the Westfield Boulevard and College Avenue entrances to the park, with work to take place next spring. In addition to the main intersections, the small roundabouts within Central Park near the main entrance to the community center, will be reconstructed.
According to a statement from the City of Carmel, these intersections are being converted to roundabouts to allow safer access to Central Park and improve traffic flow in and around the Homeplace area.
Additionally, Carmel has two other roundabouts under construction at 116th Street and Guilford Avenue and 116th and Westfield Boulevard.
The city has 134 working roundabouts. These new projects will increase the number to 139.