The Zionsville Redevelopment Commission is hoping to mitigate the impact of new developments on traffic flow before it becomes a problem.
The commission approved Monday night, April 28, reappropriation of $571,000 to construct acceleration/deceleration lanes near the Lids development as well as intersection improvements for 106th and South Main streets. The reappropriation must be approved by the town council during its Monday, May 5, meeting.
Town Manager Ed Mitro said there was discussion last month about moving up the improvements for the intersection of 106th and Main streets with new developments such as FedEx and Lids building facilities in the area.
"The intersection improvements and the accel/decel lanes were not budgeted for this year," he said. "We did have road construction for the access to the (Zionsville Community Schools) maintenance building budgeted and money for the First Street project budgeted so we are moving those moneys for these projects."
Mitro said A&F Engineering did a study and suggested a light at the intersection would be the best option. The intersection will also have a right turn lane on northbound Zionsville Road to 106th Street.
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