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Roundabout construction begins in Granger

The intersection of Brick Road and Fir Road in Granger is being transformed as part of the list of projects the county had in store for us this year.

St. Joseph County has awarded a contract for the construction of a roundabout at the intersection which is a busy one… or at least it was until Tuesday afternoon.

The roundabout is one of eight major road and highway construction projects to happen in Saint Joseph County over the past year.

County officials say, once the engineering design reached its completion, construction began to replace the four way stop that was there prior to September 4th.

The only disturbance: the intersection sits less than a quarter mile from an elementary school in Granger and right in the middle of a neighborhood.

But not for long. County officials say contractors are allowed a 60 day closure to complete the work there which includes removal of roadways, grading, drainage work, the roundabout itself, and landscaping. Officials say penalties will be assessed for every day thereafter the intersection remains closed, should they not complete on time.

Detour routes are posted and motorists are encouraged to use State Road 23, Gumwood Road, Adams Road and Elm Road to bypass the intersection. The intersection is totally closed, and with roadway removed, there will be no through traffic. Residents will have access maintained at all times.

Further information may be provided by calling the St. Joseph County Department of Public Works at (574) 235-9626, or by visiting our website at http://www.stjosephcountyindiana.com

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