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I-39/Business 51 Interchange - Traffic impacts

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Basics

  • Construction currently scheduled for late summer 2014 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

Anticipated traffic impacts

  • Business 51 will be constructed in stages. The intent is to construct Business 51 while maintaining at least one lane of traffic in each direction. However, during construction of Business 51, short-term closures may be required and traffic would be detoured via alternate routes.
  • Business 51 will be closed after Labor Day 2014 to construct the Cedar Creek bridge.
  • Some short-term, temporary I-39 ramp closures may be required. Motorists will encounter lane closures or lane shifts on I-39.

2014 August through November - Construct Cedar Creek Bridge

  • I-39: Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction with outside shoulder closures
  • Business 51: Reduce traffic to one lane in each direction between Imperial Avenue and Eagle’s Nest Boulevard until Labor Day. Close Business 51 between Imperial Avenue to Eagle’s Nest Boulevard from Labor Day to Thanksgiving. Detour Business 51 traffic via Imperial Avenue, Stoney Rivers Drive, and Eagle’s Nest Boulevard.
  • Imperial Avenue and local roads: Single lane closures on Stoney Rivers Drive will be required. Foremost Drive will be shifted to a temporary rail crossing.

2015 April through June - Construct northbound Business 51 and interchange ramps

  • I-39: two lanes of traffic maintained in each direction using lane shifts and temporary pavement. Temporary single lane closures may be required.
  • I-39 ramps: traffic will be maintained on all ramps during construction, lane shifts and temporary pavement will be needed. Temporary night time closures may be required.
  • Business 51: Cedar Creek bridge is open; one lane of traffic is open in each direction on the southbound side of Business 51. A temporary nighttime full closure will be necessary between Village Way and the southbound ramps.
  • Imperial Avenue and local roads: Imperial Avenue will be closed. Northbound Business 51 traffic will be able to access eastbound Imperial Avenue and the Cedar Creek business area. Southbound Business 51 traffic destined for the Cedar Creek business area and traffic exiting the Cedar Creek business area will be detoured via Stoney Rivers Drive and Eagle Nest Boulevard. Single lanes closures on Stoney Rivers Drive will be required.

2015 July through August - Finish northbound Business 51 and continue with ramps

  • I-39: two lanes of traffic maintained in each direction using lane shifts and temporary pavement.
  • I-39 ramps: traffic will be maintained on all ramps during construction, lane shifts and temporary pavement will be needed. Temporary night time closures may be required.
  • Business 51: Cedar Creek bridge is open; one lane of traffic is open in each direction on the northbound side of Business 51.
  • Imperial Avenue and local roads: Imperial Avenue will be open to traffic.

2015 September through November - Construct southbound Business 51

  • I-39: two lanes of traffic in each direction using lane shifts and temporary pavement.
  • I-39 ramps: traffic will be maintained on all ramps during construction, lane shifts and temporary pavement will be needed. Temporary night time closures may be required.
  • Business 51: Cedar Creek bridge is open; one lane of traffic is open in each direction on the northbound side of Business 51 initially, then switched to the outside lanes of northbound and southbound Business 51.
  • Imperial Avenue and local roads: Traffic will be switched to new Morrison Avenue. Off peak/nighttime lane/shoulder closures will be required on Imperial Avenue.

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Last modified: December 13, 2013

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