Dedication Ceremony marks official opening of Five Points Roundabout

2013-11-15T16:28:00Z Dedication Ceremony marks official opening of Five Points RoundaboutContributed by Lori Good nwitimes.com
November 15, 2013 4:28 pm  • 

VALPARAISO | The new roundabout at the five points intersection of Calumet Avenue, Vale Park Road and Roosevelt Road will be fully functional by November 24. At this point it is only partially open. Mayor Jon Costas, along with the City of Valparaiso’s Redevelopment Commission and the Indianapolis-based engineering consulting firm American Structurepoint, is celebrating the completion of this 3-phase project by hosting a dedication ceremony, complete with the ceremonial lighting of the tree that sits in the middle of the new roundabout.

“We have been anxiously awaiting the completion of the city’s newest and biggest roundabout,” said Mayor Jon Costas. “We can all be more confident in this efficient new traffic circle as it promises to move traffic more quickly and more safely than the 5-way intersection it replaces.”

In 2012, the City had plans approved to convert the 5-leg signalized intersection into a 5-point roundabout to increase traffic flow and capacity. It provides a safer intersection for the community by reducing crashes and their severity. It also minimizes maintenance costs for the city in the future.

Event details are as follows:

• Sunday, November 24, 2013

• 4:30 PM CST

• BIG Kmart Parking Lot, NW corner of roundabout

2801 North Calumet Avenue

The event is free and open to the public.

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