Public hearing on plans for US 24 and CR 300 in Wabash Co

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Public hearing on plans for US 24 and CR 300 in Wabash Co

 

WABASH CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 6:00 pm at Northfield Jr-Sr High School, 154 West 200 North, Wabash, Indiana, 46992. – Enter Door 7 to the cafeteria. The purpose of the public hearing is to offer all interested persons an opportunity to comment on current design plans for intersection improvement at US 24 and CR 300 East, also known as Lagro Servia Road or Cement Avenue in Wabash County.

The purpose of the project is to improve safety at the intersection by eliminating through movements in crossing US 24 at CR 300 East. The proposal proposes to eliminate the left-turning movements from CR 300 East onto US 24 and also eliminate the left turn movements from US 24 onto the county road. The preferred alternative proposes to convert the existing at-grade intersection to Median U-Turn configurations which will eliminate the through and left-turning movements. This alternative will remove the crossover at the existing intersection and the placement of Median U-turns within the median immediately east and west of the intersection with the addition of dedicated U-turn lanes to allow for queuing and deceleration. This type of intersection style only allows movements at the crossing to use companion U-turn locations away from the primary intersection to complete what would ordinarily be a direct left-turn or direct through movement from the CR 300 East onto US 24.

The left turns from US 24 onto CR 300 East will also use the Median U-turn within the provided lanes. All improvements will remain within the existing right-of-way. Please visit the INDOT Median U-Turn page to learn more about this type of intersection improvement treatment.

The maintenance of traffic for the project will utilize signage, barricades, flashing arrow, and channelization drums in each direction during construction, however, no road closures or detours will be necessary. Access to all properties will be maintained during construction.

Environmental documentation and preliminary design information are available to view prior to the public hearing at the following locations:

Wabash Carnegie Public Library, 188 West Hill St., Wabash, IN 46992 Phone# (260) 563-2972
INDOT Fort Wayne District at 5333 Hatfield Rd., Ft. Wayne, IN 46808 Phone # (855) 463-6848 https://www.in.gov/indot/2703.htm
Hearings Examiner, Room N642 of the IGCN, 100 N. Senate Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204‑2216, Phone # (317) 234-0796