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Mar 22

96th Street and Cumberland Road Closes Monday for Roundabout Construction

Posted on March 22, 2016 at 8:48 AM by Blog Admin

 On Monday, March 21, Hamilton County will close the intersection of 96th Street and Cumberland Road for construction of a multilane roundabout to improve traffic flow and reduce traffic congestion. Local traffic will have access to the intersection. Concurrently, lane change and turn lane improvements will also be made at the intersection of 96th Street and Lantern Road.

Updated 96th Cumberland Map.jpg

The Hamilton County Highway Department and the Fishers Engineering Department are proactively working together to mitigate traffic congestion. Traffic from 96th Street and Cumberland Road will be detoured via Lantern Road and 106th Street and Cumberland Road.  A temporary signal will be installed at 106th Street and Mollenkopf Road within the next two weeks.  Additionally, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and the Fishers Police Department will assist with traffic control during peak hours. 

The roundabout construction is expected to take 100 days. The intersection is planned to reopen on approximately June 30, 2016. 

What you need to know:

  • 96th Street & Cumberland Road will close for Hamilton County roundabout construction on March 21
  • 100 day closure expected; reopening anticipated for June 30, 2016


    A temporary traffic signal will be installed at 106th & Mollenkopf within the next two weeks


    Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and Fishers Police will be on site to direct traffic during peak hours

  • Hamilton County and Fishers traffic engineers will monitor traffic patterns closely and adjust signal timing accordingly

Tag(s): Drive Fishers


Christine McCarley
March 19, 2016 at 8:16 PM
I'm really concerned about the traffic getting out of Windermere at 106th & Hoosier Road. While it is not part of the detour route, many people will take Geist Rd to 106th and traffic will be heavy. It is already impossible to get out during busy times and accidents can be expected to increase since visibility is low with the big trees and the neighbor entrance was turned into a passing lane. What is being done to address this during this?
Blog Admin
March 22, 2016 at 9:14 AM
Hi Christine. While the detour route does not officially use this intersection Hamilton County and Fishers will be watching this intersection and other key intersections to see how detouring traffic uses the roadway network. Our engineers will be checking this location throughout construction. There may be some traffic that goes this way, there may also may be traffic that uses other routes in Fishers or Marion County to avoid 96th/Cumberland. Our team will investigate to see if there are any tree limbs in the public right-of-way at 106th Street and Geist Road/Windemere Blvd. that can be trimmed to improve visibility. We can't cut any limbs on private property.
John Sobek
March 23, 2016 at 10:09 PM
Day two at 106th and mollenkoph, really the answer is Stop Signs, I turned left to go west and the traffic was past cumberland up the hill, the answer to relieve the huge back up is a portable stop and go light system at the intersection 106 & mollenkoph, the city has had months to figure it out, 98 days to go, and then 106th interchange, a Fishers mess. someone from the city should drive this mess at rush hour, also check out the roundabout jam at lantern road, I think we can do a better job after all we are Fishers ??? John Sobek
Blog Admin
March 24, 2016 at 3:26 PM
Hi John. Fishers & Hamilton County engineering departments are watching traffic patterns closely and working to adjust signal timing to mitigate traffic congestion. The temporary signal at 106th/Mollenkopf will be operational around March 31. We're keeping a close eye on traffic at other corridors as well.
Matt Rogers
March 27, 2016 at 8:57 AM
Who is the genius in the planning dept. that thought closing both 96th and 106th (April 11th) at the same time was a viable plan? It's this total lack of understanding of traffic patterns that causes great concern over your ability to plan and execute on future road projects.

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