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April 2, 2014

Work to begin on Ford, Bloor roundabout

Traffic backups may no longer be an issue at the intersection of Ford Road and Bloor Lane. The Zionsville Town Council approved Monday morning, March 31, the design and right-of-way acquisition to construct a roundabout at the intersection. The council approved the measure during its public agenda-setting meeting. Lance Lantz, director of street and stormwater department, said the design work for the roundabout is complete, and the project will go out to bid Thursday. Lantz said the reason the council took action during the agenda meeting was because the property on the southeast corner of the intersection goes up for sheriff sale later this week. "It's quite an abnormality where we have a property up for sheriff sale," he said. "We typically try to catch it prior to that and negotiate with the lien holder." Lantz said a total of six surrounding properties will be impacted by the project. "One of those is a park property," he said. "When that was laid out, it was done so with a roundabout in mind at that intersection. The property we have to acquire is a complete acquisition. When you have a small lot on the corner, if what remains is not a viable lot, you have to take it in as well." Lantz said they are hoping to begin construction in June and complete the project before school starts. See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for more on this story.

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