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?
We are under construction!
Project work is expected to be completed in two phases:
Phase 1: Anticipated timing – early June through end of 2021
Phase 2: Anticipated timing – January 2022 through project completion
Anticipated project completion is May 2023, weather permitting.
much will the project cost?
The construction cost is expected to be approximately $4 million.