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US 42 Westbound Safety Improvements at I-71/75


is the scope of the project?

The bridge that carries US 42 westbound traffic over I-71/75 will be widened to improve safety, ease congestion, and provide new pedestrian access.


The bridge will be widened to the south to provide additional space for traffic moving westbound on US 42 and turning left onto I-71/75 southbound. It also will be widened to the north to provide a sidewalk from Dream St. to Heights Blvd.


are these improvements taking place?

Currently, traffic turning left from US 42 westbound to I-71/75 southbound backs up into the through lanes of travel during peak travel times. Providing additional left turn space for this movement will ease congestion through this area, and a new sidewalk will support safer pedestrian access.


will work begin and end?

Work will begin in June 2021 and is expected to be completed by Nov. 1, 2021, weather permitting.

Project work is expected to be completed in two phases:


Phase 1: Anticipated timing – early June through late Aug.


Phase 2: Anticipated timing – late Aug. through project completion


will there be impacts to traffic because of the project work?

Beginning in early June, several lane closures will be put into place that will affect travel throughout the project area. 


Check our Travel Advisories page for more information. 


much will the project cost?

The construction cost is expected to be approximately $4 million.


can I contact if I have questions or comments?

We would love to hear from you. Please e-mail us at [email protected] with questions, comments or input on our work.

Contractors may reference Item No. 6-80003, CID: 211311.