Smith Valley Road roundabout opens

Greenwood’s newest roundabout will be open for traffic this afternoon.

Construction on the roundabout at the intersection of Smith Valley and Yorktown roads began in June and was completed on schedule. The roundabout will be open for traffic following a 3 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony, a news release said.

Previously, the intersection was a two-way stop, with traffic on Yorktown Road yielding to traffic on Smith Valley Road. The $1.6 million project, for which the city paid about $590,000, adds a one-lane roundabout that nearly 15,000 cars will use daily.

The improvements to the intersection also include a pedestrian crosswalk.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jtellers@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2702.