Brumfield Avenue and Embree Street Roundabout
HWC provided design, coordination with local utilities, bidding, and construction inspection services for the Brumfield Avenue and Embree Street Roundabout Project in Princeton, Indiana.
This project provided a solution to a traffic congestion problem at one of the City’s most utilized intersections. With more than 50 trains passing through the community each day, citizens dealt with many traffic delays.
More than 25 years ago, the City constructed an overpass on Brumfield Avenue to provide a route for vehicles to utilize when the train tracks were active, but traffic at this intersection worsened over the years.
HWC determined a modern roundabout was the best solution to address congestion problems at this intersection. The roundabout was sized to handle fire trucks (a local fire station is located on the southeast corner of the roundabout), semi-truck traffic, and farm machinery. Improvements included 300’ of urban roadway on each approach, a new storm drainage system, and accommodations for lighting, and water features in the interior of the roundabout.
The locally-funded $464,000 project was constructed in 2008. Upon construction completion, the City added a waterfall and landscaping in the interior and created a pocket park on the southwest corner of the intersection. While the local citizens were initially wary of the functionality of the roundabout at this location, it has proven to be the correct solution. Traffic now flows without disruption, eliminating congestion and traffic delays at this intersection.