One of the most dangerous intersections in the county could become a roundabout

The Alex Bell and Mad River intersection in Washington Township is one of the most dangerous in the county, according to New Center 7's Malik Perkins.

Officials are looking at two possible options to fix the problem because traffic builds up there and accidents happen often; a traffic light - that would cost roughly $1.8 million, or a roundabout - that could cost $1.5 million. Either would be partially paid for with grants. "If you had to do something, a roundabout seems like it would take an awful lot of land. A traffic light would take less even though it would be more money," said Greg Wells of Washington Twp.


There were 40 crashes between 2014 and 2016, according to a traffic study done by the county. Officials say almost half of those crashes result in an injury. "I pull up to the stop sign. I look both ways. I drive like I am supposed to. I have never had a problem, but I have seen some accidents," said Wells.

A meeting to discuss the solution for this intersection is being held on Wednesday, June 20.

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