Weekly Construction Update: Sept. 22-26

Posted: September 19, 2014

Weekly construction updates include upcoming lane closures and traffic impacts related to the major Verona Road (US 18/151) reconstruction. Sign up for project updates via email.

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Note - All lane restrictions and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.

Verona Road work

  • Two lanes open to traffic (in each direction) on new northbound lanes, between the Beltline and Raymond Road.
    • Work zone speed limit is 30 mph. Drive with caution through the work zones.
    • NOTE: Frontage road speed limits are typically 25 mph. Drive with caution on the frontage roads, especially Britta Parkway.
  • Access remains open to area businesses and neighborhoods.
    • Regardless of any roadwork inconvenience, please continue to patronize area businesses in the Verona Road work zone.
  • Daytime reconstruction work on Verona Road southbound and frontage roads.
    • Work to occur approximately 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Sept. 22-27).
    • Work will continue on the existing southbound lanes with grading, storm sewer, sign structure foundations, pedestrian underpass construction, and bridge/retaining wall construction.
    • West Frontage Road work, between Summit Road and Freeport Road, will continue with crews working on the bridge deck and retaining wall construction. Access to area businesses is maintained and open to through traffic.
  • Nighttime lane closures on Verona Road northbound and southbound at the Atticus Way/Summit Road intersection.
    • 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. (Sept. 22-23)
  • Effective Tuesday morning (Sept. 23), a traffic pattern change will occur on Verona Road at the Atticus Way/Summit Road intersection, south of the Beltline.
    • Temporary traffic signals will be located at the previous Atticus Way/Summit Road intersection.
    • Left turns, right turns and through movements to/from Verona Road and the frontage roads will be maintained at this revised location.
    • The current temporary intersection near Subway and Home Depot, between the Beltline and Atticus Way, will be removed.
    • Two-way traffic will be restored on the West Frontage Road from U-Haul to Subway.
    • Access remains open to area businesses and neighborhoods.
  • Freeport Connection is open to traffic (temporary roadway under Verona Road near Southwest Commuter Path).
    • The Southwest Commuter Path remains open in this area.

Westbound Beltline

  • Nightly ramp closure from Verona Road to the westbound Beltline.
    • 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. (Sept. 22-23)
    • Alternate routes required.
  • Nightly lane closures on the westbound Beltline from Verona Road to Whitney Way.
    • 8 p.m. - 5 a.m. (Sept. 22-26)
    • One lane of traffic to remain open.
    • Some noise is anticipated with this work.
  • Daytime ramp work from Verona Road to the westbound Beltline.
    • 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Sept. 22-27)
    • Ramp to remain open during daytime operations.
  • TRAFFIC SHIFT on the westbound Beltline, between Verona Road and Whitney Way, until spring 2016.
    • Traffic is shifted to the outside with narrow lanes.

Eastbound Beltline

  • Nightly lane closures on the eastbound Beltline from Whitney Way to Verona Road.
    • 8 p.m. - 5 a.m. (Sept. 21-26)
    • One lane of traffic to remain open.
    • Some noise is anticipated with this work.
  • Starting Saturday morning (Sept. 20), TRAFFIC SHIFT on the eastbound Beltline, between Whitney Way and Verona Road, until spring 2015.
    • Traffic to be shifted to the outside with narrow lanes.
    • NOTE: This shift is weather dependent and subject to change.

East Frontage Road (west of Verona Road) from Red Arrow Trail to Atticus Way

  • In this area, traffic is shifted alongside the new northbound Verona Road bridge until mid-October 2014.
    • Red Arrow Trail CLOSED at the East Frontage Road. Alternate routes are required. No detour is posted.
    • Traffic maintained on two lanes or with flagging operations.
    • Access remains open to area businesses.

West Beltline Frontage Road/Hammersley Road (west of Verona Road)

  • CLOSED to through traffic, between the temporary Verona Road intersection near Home Depot/Subway and the Southwest Commuter Path over the Beltline, until late September 2014.
    • Access remains open to area businesses.
    • Grading operations, storm sewer work, and curb and gutter work.

West Beltline Frontage Road (east of Verona Road)

  • CLOSED to through traffic, between Britta Parkway and Whenona Drive (south of the Beltline), until October 15, 2014.
    • Alternate routes are required. Access remains open to area businesses.

Hammersley Road cul-du-sac (north of the Beltline)

  • CLOSED to traffic until mid-October 2014 for utility work. No detour posted.