Speedway Plans to Improve 'Dysfunctional' Intersection

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The Town of Speedway has announced plans for a roundabout at a busy intersection just outside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Redevelopment Commission Executive Director Scott Harris says the project is a vital step for the area's safety and will provide a "grand entrance" to the famed race course. The town says more than 63 percent of its accidents last year happened at that intersection.

IMS President Doug Boles calls the effort a bold decision that will benefit the track and the town for the next 50 years.

Speedway will host an informational open house about the project Thursday.

The project is due to be complete late next year.

Sources: Inside INdiana Business, The Town of Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

August 19, 2013

News Release

SPEEDWAY, Ind. - Speedway Announces Plans for 16th Street Roundabout Project

WHO: Scott Harris, Executive Director, Speedway Redevelopment Commission; and Doug Boles, President, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

WHAT: Harris will be available to discuss the redevelopment plans for the intersection of 16th Street, Main Street, Crawfordsville Road and Georgetown Road. Harris will review the studies conducted, the current state of the intersection, traffic plans during construction and final renderings.

Boles will discuss plans for Georgetown Road along with the safety and security needs for both the town and the millions of visitors to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

WHERE: 1010 Main St.

Speedway, IN 46224

Sources: The Town of Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway