INDOT addresses dangerous Knox County intersection

The Indiana Department of Education is addressing a dangerous intersection.

Posted: Mar. 14, 2018 10:30 PM

KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - The Indiana Department of Education is addressing a dangerous intersection.

We first told you about the concerns on U.S. 41 in Knox County last September.

INDOT told people about the plan this week.

Officials propose essentially removing the U.S. 41 intersections at Freelandville Road and Old 41.

They would be replaced with a pair of median U-turns.

Some residents voiced strong opposition to the plan.

They fear the intersection would become more dangerous.

That's despite INDOT's research suggesting the opposite.

"I think that there was one topic that was pretty well covered...and that was the opposition. There wasn't any agreement by any means, it was mostly disagreement," resident Austin McKinley said.

"We want to make sure these intersections are safer for the residents here. We want to correct any issues. Anytime we have a high crash history, we do want to look at the intersection," INDOT representative Jason Tiller said.

INDOT says it does value the opinion of the public.

Officials will take the public's concerns into consideration.

They hope to begin work next spring.

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