INDOT plans upgrade to US 30 intersection in Whitley County

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COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (WANE) — The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to improve an intersection along U.S. 30 near an elementary school.

The state plans to overhaul the U.S. 30 intersection at C.R. 500 East. Coesse Elementary School is located nearby.

INDOT hopes to “enhance safety by eliminating the CR 500 E left-turning and crossing movements at U.S. 30.” Instead, INDOT suggests converting the intersection to a median U-Turn configuration east and west of the intersection “to complete what would ordinarily be a direct left-turn or through movement from CR 500 E onto U.S. 30.”

The plan would allow for traffic on U.S. 30 to continue unimpeded, and will “maintain full access for left and right turning movements onto the county road system.”

To see a demonstration of the traffic flow at such an intersection, watch the video above.

A public hearing on the plan was held Tuesday night.

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