These intersections had previously undergone traffic studies but did not meet the requirements for automated traffic signals. Rep. Saunders worked with the commissioner of the Department of Transportation in order to gain approval for the traffic signals.
"I'm glad the department has finally approved these traffic signals. Even though studies indicated traffic lights were not necessary, the community and those who traveled the intersections felt differently," said Representative Saunders. "I am familiar with both intersections and have felt traffic signals were needed for some time now."
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) typically expects new traffic signal construction to take 10-12 months, however, the agency is looking to shrink that timeline to as little as three months for the signals at US 27 & US 36 in Randolph County. Final plans for the signals are pending as the department determines if the affected roads will need to be widened in order to accommodate the new signals and expected increase in traffic.
Constituents that have questions, comments, or concerns can contact State Representative Tom Saunders at the Statehouse, 200 W. Washington St., Room 401, Indianapolis, IN 46204. You can also call 1-800-382-9841 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.