VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – More changes are coming to the SR 234/SR 63 intersection in Vermillion County.

Construction will start on a new conflict warning system in the coming weeks. The system uses detectors under the pavement to tell drivers when a driver is approaching the intersection.

Additional signage and speed limit changes were added to the intersection over the last year following the death of 16-year-old Cameron Cheuvront.

Vermillion County Commissioner RJ Dunavan said that he’s pleased to see the new addition.

“Ultimately, it’s just good news,” Dunavan said. “For 20 years this intersection hasn’t seen many improvements and we’re just happy to see them.”

INDOT will open bids for another project for the intersection that would add slotted left turns. These slotted left turns will be similar to the ones at the location near the Beef House and Pilot Gas Station in Covington, Indiana.

Dunavan added that there still could be more done to increase safety at the intersection. He said that he’s spoken with INDOT about taking a hill near the intersection down to grade.

“INDOT has promised public hearings and forums on that so I look forward to more discussion, but I do think there is more that INDOT can do,” Dunavan said.

Dunavan also commented on a proposed bill that would make it easier for county leaders to lower speed limits on county roads.

House Bill 1411 gives county executives more power to determine that if a maximum speed is greater or less than reasonable, that person could declare a reasonable maximum limit. This could be done without performing an engineering and traffic investigation.

Although this would not apply to the SR 234/SR 63 intersection, Dunavan said he’d be open to adjusting speed limits at certain county roads.

The bill passed the Indiana House in February.