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INDOT to install warning systems before intersections to prevent crashes

Posted at 12:33 PM, Aug 26, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Wednesday it will begin installing systems next week across the state to help reduce crashes at intersections.

According to a release from INDOT, intersection conflict warning systems that feature signs and flashing lights will be placed before 17 intersections around the state that have a stop sign and no traffic signal.

The Federal Highway Administration reported the systems help reduce severe crashes by up to 20-30%.

The Indiana Department of Transportation will install intersection conflict warning systems across the state.

INDOT will install lights and signage to alert drivers on both intersecting roads that traffic is approaching or there is a waiting vehicle.

Intersection conflict warning systems use vehicle detection under the pavement to trigger the system, which features signs and flashing yellow warning lights, according to INDOT.

The Indiana Department of Transportation will install Intersection Conflict Warning Systems across the state.

Installation of the systems is scheduled to begin Monday and continue into next spring.

Locations where the systems will be installed include:

East Central (Greenfield District)

  • U.S. 27 and State Road 28
  • State Road 38 and Moontown/Hinkle Road
  • U.S. 40 and County Road 600 E
  • U.S. 40 and State Road 3/South County Road 325 W

Northeast (Fort Wayne District)

  • State Road 109 and County Road 400 N
  • State Road 26 and County Road 950 E/County Road 900 S

Southeast (Seymour District)

  • State Road 60 and Old State Road 60 junction
  • State Road 60 and Ebenezer Church Road
  • State Road 144 and Pennington/Neitzel Road
  • State Road 46 and Lower Schooner Road
  • State Road 46 and Sewell Road

Southwest (Vincennes District)

  • State Road 70 and State Road 275
  • State Road 65 and Boonville/New Harmony Roads
  • State Road 45 and State Road 54

West Central (Crawfordsville District)

  • State Road 47 and County Road 625 E
  • U.S. 41 and Evans Avenue
  • State Road 63 and State Road 28