Traffic alert: Allisonville Road lane shift over I-465
Work continues on the Allisonville Road bridge over I-465 Tuesday night with a traffic shift on the south side of the closed bridge.
Both directions of traffic on Allisonville Road between the I-465 ramps and 82nd Street will be shifted to new pavement on the east side of the median in order to remove and replace existing pavement south of the bridge.
Traffic going northbound on Allisonville to enter eastbound I-465 will remain on the east side of the road. Traffic exiting eastbound I-465 to southbound Allisonville will be shifted to new pavement on the exit ramp and directed to the east side of Allisonville Road, which will be restriped to allow both directions to share the pavement. Access to businesses will be maintained with temporary driveways until permanent pavement is in place.
Two lanes of eastbound I-465 will be restricted for a short time between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. to allow crews to modify pavement markings at the base of the exit ramp to Allisonville Road.
Walsh Construction plans to shift traffic on the north side of the bridge, between 86th Street and the I-465 ramps, on Thursday night. Traffic going southbound on Allisonville to enter westbound I-465 and traffic exiting westbound I-465 to northbound Allisonville will share new pavement on the west side of the road. This schedule is subject to change.
This phase will be in place until Walsh, the state's contractor for the $19 million bridge and interchange project, opens the new Allisonville Road bridge over I-465, which is expected in mid-September. At that time, each direction of traffic on Allisonville Road will be directed to the normal side of the median.
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