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Evansville drivers already are in the thick of summer road projects

After a winter complicated by persistent precipitation and freezing temperatures, road improvement projects have begun in earnest in and around Evansville. 

As this issue of Evansville Business went to press, at least 10 road closures and lane restrictions were reported by the city engineer’s office.

Construction continues on the Toyota Trinity Stormwater Park in Downtown Evansville, keeping portions of Court, Vine, Northwest Third, and Northwest Fourth streets closed through at least September. 

Indiana Department of Transportation projects include shoulder work and lane restrictions through mid-June where U.S. 41 meets Interstate 69. Although the Diamond Avenue exit now is open on U.S. 41 South, the northbound on-ramp is closed while construction continues on the Pigeon Creek overpasses through June 30. Lane restrictions from a Diamond Avenue bridge deck overlay between Saint Joseph and Fulton avenues were expected to wrap up in late May. Just east of the Vanderburgh-Warrick County line, drivers will encounter a temporary traffic light at the intersection of Grimm Road and the Lloyd Expressway in anticipation of work through December where Epworth Road meets the Lloyd.

On the East Side, the Lincoln Avenue artery between South Green River Road and Newburgh Road was closed for water line work more than three months after it initially was projected to reopen.

Meanwhile, Phase 2 of the Walnut Street storm sewer replacement has shifted east of Boeke Road to Vann Avenue. The half-mile stretch of Walnut west to Weinbach Avenue remains closed to through traffic due to sidewalk pouring and yard restoration. Resurfacing on the entire one-mile project is slated to begin in late November, with a February 2024 anticipated completion date. 

Evansville City Engineer

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Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen is the managing editor of Evansville Living and Evansville Business magazines.

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