Work starts Monday on troubled Fishers intersection

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FISHERS, Ind. (July 6, 2015) - The City of Fishers will start construction on an infrastructure improvement project at the intersection of Lantern Road and Commercial Boulevard Monday. The project will realign the troubled intersection and should be finished by November.

"It can get pretty frustrating sometimes," said Tim Watts. "There are a lot of times I’ll take the other way. I’ll go around everything just to try to beat it, but even then you’re still getting caught in traffic on 37."

"I’ve been here for 15 years and traffic has just been unbelievably bad," said Robert Doig. "I know they’re trying to upgrade and do the right thing. It’s an up and growing area so they need to do something."

The project will create a four-way, signalized intersection at Lantern Road and Commercial Drive.

Construction includes relocating the entrance of the Northeast Commerce Park, Technology Drive, to the south to align with Lantern Road.

In addition, the stop signs at the railroad crossing will be removed and crossing gates and flashers installed. Pedestrian infrastructure, including crosswalks, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant access ramps and sidewalks will be installed as well.

The project is estimated to cost $1.8 million.

"This project is an integral part of the downtown master plan,” said Mayor Scott Fadness. "As activity in the Nickel Plate District increases, we’re committed to pursuing projects that ease the flow of traffic, offers better pedestrian connectivity, and improves access to local businesses."

Traffic will be maintained throughout the project on Commercial Drive with periodic lane closures.

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