SPEEDWAY, INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Grand Prix drew in thousands of racing fans to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday, which was the first test for the new roundabout. The roundabout connects Crawfordsville Road, 16th Street and now Main Street. Allowing race fans easy access to local businesses. “We are seeing more traffic and more people that did not know what Main Street was ever before and did not know we were here,” says Bill Norton the owner of Main Attraction Antique mall on Main Street.
Many drivers were concerned that the new roundabout would cause travel delays and confusion, but there were no major issues during the Grand Prix. “It has been great, the traffic flow has been great with the roundabout. There are a lot more new businesses on Main Street,” says racing fan Jim O’Neal.
The month of May is a big money maker for local businesses. With the new roundabout, locals hope they will continue to be positively impacted.