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September 20, 2012

Open houses to educate residents on roundabouts

DPW plans to install six from 2013-14

INDIANAPOLIS — Representatives from the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) will visit neighborhoods throughout the fall, beginning Sept. 20, to educate residents about roundabouts.

From 2013 to '14, DPW plans to install six roundabouts in Marion County. Roundabout intersection improvements offer benefits in addition to easing traffic congestion, such as improved safety, air quality, and low maintenance costs.

City-sponsored open houses are designed to teach residents how to use roundabouts, identify signage, and share the road with cyclists. DPW staff will be available to answer questions about each planned project. The open houses are scheduled by township or sets of townships; however, residents are welcome to attend whichever open house is most convenient.

Open houses are planned for:

- Warren and Lawrence townships - 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 20: Knights of Columbus, 4332 German Church Road;

- Pike and Washington townships - 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 24: Nora Branch Library, 8625 Guilford Ave.;

- Perry and Franklin townships - 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 26: Franklin Road Branch Library, 5550 S. Franklin Road;

- Center Township - 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 1: The Athenaeum, Damenverein Room, 401 E. Michigan St.; and

- Wayne and Decatur townships - 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 2: Decatur Branch Library, 5301 Kentucky Ave.

To learn more about roundabouts being installed in Indianapolis, visit the website at indy.gov/roundabout.

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