Schererville finishes road projects

2013-12-19T20:30:00Z 2013-12-19T21:42:08Z Schererville finishes road projectsChas Reilly, (219) 662-5324
December 19, 2013 8:30 pm  • 

SCHERERVILLE | The town has completed two road projects.

Janice Drive near U.S. 30 reopened to traffic Thursday following work to widen the road, Schererville Public Works Director Jeff Huet said.

The town widened the road to create a designated right-turn lane on the west side of Janice Drive.

Town Councilman Tom Schmitt said traffic regularly backs up on Janice Drive. Adding the right-turn lane will "keep traffic moving," he said.

"We're real happy about it," Schmitt said of the project.

The town didn't need to acquire right of way for the roadwork.

In addition to widening Janice Drive, the town installed new loop detectors for the traffic signal at the intersection.

The work on Janice Drive finished about a week ahead of schedule.

Huet said the town also completed a project to activate a new traffic signal at the intersection of Kennedy Avenue and Division Street.

Prior to the installation of the traffic signal, stop signs were used at the intersection, Town Manager Bob Volkmann said.

Erecting the signal was necessary because Kennedy Avenue receives "a lot more traffic" than Division Street, he said.

The signal will give more attention to traffic on Kennedy Avenue to move vehicles through the intersection more efficiently, Volkmann said.

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