In an effort to reduce traffic congestion and accidents, six roundabouts will be built around the city.
"Every now and then you hear a 'doom,' and shortly after that you hear the fire trucks and ambulances," said resident Scott Ray.
One of the accidents at German Church and 42nd Street on the city's east side involved his own son.
"He was banged up a little bit, but he was okay though," said Ray.
The six roundabouts include:
- German Church and 42nd Street
- German Church and 46th Street
- Spring Mill Road and 91st Street
- Edgewood Avenue and McFarland Road
- Edgewood Avenue and Gray Road
- Five Points Road and Thompson Road
One is going at the intersection of German Church and 42nd, another just down the street at 46th. According to resident Chris Dawalt, 46th and German Church is just as busy, and just as deadly.
"You would hear the impact and you knew what had happened," said Dawalt. "Sometimes it would take the light pole down. People have been killed at this corner."
Most of the people in the area we talked to are excited about the new edition to the neighborhood.
"I think we will see traffic patterns so much more smooth, traffic flow through the area," said Dawalt. "I will be able to get out of my driveway, hopefully, in the mornings."
The new roundabouts will be a first for many in Marion County.
Weida Bradburn lives in Hancock County and said there is main tip she has for Marion County drivers.
"Do not stop," said Bradburn. "That is the problem, do not stop, just watch the traffic and keep going."
More about the Indianapolis roundabout project is available online www.indy.gov/RebuildIndy