Intersection improvements underway east of Columbus

Construction has begun on the intersection of State Roads 46 and 9, located 4 1/2 miles east of Columbus, to make safety improvements.

Signal Construction of Greenfield is the state’s contractor for this $94,000 Seymour District project to reduce crashes at the rural intersection through improved signage, advance warnings, placement of bold pavement markings and attention-getting buzz strips, the transportation department said in a media release.

The Indiana Department of Transportation project calls for:

  • Removal of existing pavement markings
  • Placement of new thermoplastic striping and crossbars
  • Installation of oversized stop signs
  • Utilization of buzz strips

Solar-powered continuous flashing beacons will be situated 750 feet in advance of the intersection along eastbound and westbound lanes of State Road 46, and northbound and southbound lanes of State Road 9, the department said.