Pavement Problems Bring More Work for New Greenwood Roundabout
GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) -- Construction crews are making repairs to a newly-built roundabout in Johnson County after the Indiana Department of Transportation found problems with the pavement.
INDOT says the resurfacing on the roundabout at Smith Valley Road and Madison Avenue failed to meet state standards.
"I'm not a materials expert to know what could have been the repercussions," Greenwood Engineer Daniel Johnston said. "I just know that it didn't meet that minimum threshold. Again, they're just replacing it now, ensures that it's going to be a long-lasting pavement which is better for the drivers."
Taxpayers will not have to pay the costs of the repairs, according to Johnston.
"Since this was a situation of failed materials in terms of testing, there's no cost to either INDOT or to the city," Johnston said.
Repair work is underway and will mainly take place between 8 p.m. and 6 p.m. each day.
Greenwood city leaders hope to have the work finished in time for the Freedom Festival on June 29.
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