Carroll Co. sheriff discusses concerns over J-turn with INDOT

Carroll County is one step closer to stopping a J-turn from being installed at a dangerous intersection.

Posted: Jun 22, 2018 9:28 PM

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Carroll County is one step closer to stopping a J-turn from being installed at a dangerous intersection.

Since 2013, there have been 25 serious crashes and six fatal crashes at the intersection of the Hoosier Heartland and County Road 800 West.

The Indiana Department of Transportation is planning to construct a J-Turn at the intersection. However, many people, including Sheriff Tobe Leazenby, are against it.

They believe a J-turn could add confusion to what is already a dangerous intersection.

Thursday, Leazenby and Senator Brian Buchanan met with INDOT and explained their concerns about the J-turn. The commissioner is expected to get back to the county by next week... and will decide if INDOT pursues a J-turn.

"If we have not heard anything by next Thursday the 28th of June, I am still looking to pursue that letter to Governor Holcomb," said Leazenby.

INDOT is expected to take bids for the project on July 11th.

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