INDOT: New SR 66 traffic signal goes live Monday | Transportation
The Indiana Department of Transportation is announcing the recently installed traffic signal on State Road 66 at Orchard Road in southern Spencer County will be functioning next week.
On Monday, August 26, between 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. local time the signals will be activated. INDOT traffic crews installed the signal heads and pavement markings this week. Pavement sensors will activate the signals as necessary.
The new temporary signals are short-term solution which allows left turning movements from eastbound S.R. 66 onto north Orchard Road. No new pavement was added but additional pavement markings were installed to clarify the lanes. Dedicated right turn only movements from S.R. 66 onto Orchard Road were also marked.
INDOT’s long-term solution for the intersection includes the installation of a roundabout. Roundabouts have proven to be safe and effective in moving traffic through sometimes heavy volume intersections. Design of the new intersection will begin soon with construction to begin in a future year.