five points
intersection improvement

DES NO. 1600708

Adam Street, Winchester Street, Mercer Avenue,
and South 2nd Street, Decatur, Adams County, Indiana

 

PROJECT SPONSORS

City of Decatur

Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The City of Decatur is developing plans for the proposed Five Points Intersection Improvement Project (Des. No. 1600708) located in Decatur, Adams County, Indiana. The purpose of the project is to improve the mobility of vehicles and pedestrians, reduce vehicle conflict points, and improve existing curb ramps to meet ADA standards at the intersection.

 

As proposed, the project involves reconstructing the existing five-legged intersection to a five-legged, single-lane roundabout. The roundabout will have single entry and exit lanes for all roadway approaches. The center of the intersection will be shifted approximately 34 feet to the southwest to avoid impacts to historic properties in the remaining corners of the intersection. The roundabout typical section will consist of one 15-foot-wide travel lane with curb and gutter, a 6-foot-wide sidewalk, an 8-foot-wide truck apron, and a 68-foot-wide raised center island. The design of the roundabout will accommodate larger vehicles such as buses.

 

Decorative lighting and landscaping will also be installed around the roundabout. Concrete splitter islands will be constructed at all approaches for channelization except for the east approach of Adams Street. Instead, the existing curb ramp will be extended south to provide channelization. Marked pedestrian crosswalks will be added at all approaches of the intersection, and pedestrian refuge islands will be constructed at the approaches with concrete splitter islands. Additionally, ADA compliant curb ramps will be constructed

 

The maintenance-of-traffic (MOT) plan for the project involves full closure of the intersection during construction, with local detours established to route traffic around the closure. MOT details will be presented during the public hearing.  Access to all properties will be maintained during construction. The City of Decatur will coordinate with emergency services, local school corporation officials, and project stakeholders to ensure potential disruptions and impacts are minimized as much as possible. The project will require approximately 0.178 acre of permanent new right-of-way from a gas station in the southwest corner between Adams Street and Winchester Street. This acquisition will result in the relocation of the gas station.

PROJECT UPDATES

Public Notice (November 24, 2021) - The City of Decatur will host a public hearing at 6 PM on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at the City Hall Council Chambers located at 172 North 2nd Street, Decatur, IN 46733. 

 

A Legal Notice of Public Hearing with additional information about the hearing can be found by opening “Legal Notice of Public Hearing” under “Project Document Links” below. The Environmental Document (CE 4), along with preliminary design plans, can be found by opening “Environmental Document (CE 4) with Preliminary Design Plans.” A project information packet can be found by opening  “Project Information Packet.” The hearing presentation is also available for viewing below.

 

Public statements for the record will be taken as part of the public hearing procedure. All verbal statements recorded during the public hearing and all written comments submitted prior to, during, and for a period of two weeks following the hearing date will be evaluated, considered, and addressed in subsequent environmental documentation. Comments can be submitted via the comment box below or by using the printable “Comment Form” linked below. Written comments may be submitted prior to the public hearing and within the comment period to Sarah Everhart, at American Structurepoint, 9025 River Road, Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240 or via email to severhart@structurepoint.com. The City of Decatur respectfully requests comments be submitted by December 31, 2021.

Please submit all comments by December 31, 2021.

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CONTACT

Sarah Everhart

Senior Environmental Scientist

American Structurepoint, Inc.

317.547.5580

severhart@structurepoint.com

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