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OAKTOWN, Ind. (AP) — Dozens of southwestern Indiana residents upset by proposed changes to a dangerous highway intersection are urging the state’s transportation agency to reconsider its plan, saying changes would only make that intersection more treacherous.

The Vincennes Sun-Commercial reports that angry residents filled a community center Tuesday in Oaktown to voice their opposition to the Indiana Department of Transportation’s proposal that would create two median U-turn intersections along U.S. 41.

David Pluckebaum with Corradino LLC, the engineering firm hired by INDOT to design the proposed change, says similar changes have worked wonders elsewhere.

Pluckebaum says there are currently more than 40 possible points of contact between motorists traveling in multiple directions. He says the changes would reduce that to 20.


Information from: Vincennes Sun-Commercial,