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Once Dangerous Intersection Now Safe

(La Porte County, IN) - It used to be one of the most dangerous intersections in La Porte County, but that’s no longer the case. La Porte County Sheriff Ron Heeg said U.S. 20 and Indiana 2 has even dropped the top ten most dangerous list.


A few years ago, the traditional state highway intersection once guarded by traffic lights was converted into something similar to a roundabout to eliminate the risk of vehicles crossing into the path of oncoming traffic.


Originally, Heeg said experts closely involved with the reconstruction believed the number of accidents at that location near Rolling Prairie would not be reduced but there would be a reduction in fatal and serious injury crashes.


Heeg said he’s surprised that hardly any accidents have occurred there since the change.


“It’s a great thing,” he said.


Heeg said U.S. 20 and Indiana 39; Lincolnway and Indiana Avenue in downtown La Porte and U.S 20 and U.S. 35 are still among the most dangerous intersections in La Porte County.


He also said rumble strips put in by the Indiana Department of Transportation on center lines and fog lines has reduced the number of accidents on highways where they have been in installed in recent years.

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