Exit 114 work resumes in bridge project | PostIndependent.com

Exit 114 work resumes in bridge project

Tom Newland

Exit 114 south roundabout improvements begin this week. Metering to control traffic flow will occur during morning peak hours.
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Last year, crews completed several improvements to the Interstate 70 Exit 114 West Glenwood interchange in preparation for the Aug. 14 traffic bridge detour.

The improvements included lengthening and widening the eastbound off-ramp and the westbound on-ramp, increasing capacity in the north roundabout and installing new lighting and striping in the interchange.

One additional improvement still needs to be made to the interchange — adding capacity to the south roundabout. Work on the I-70 Exit 114 south roundabout begins today and is anticipated to continue through June. Work on the south roundabout includes:

• Median improvements

• New curbs and gutters

• Crosswalk enhancement

• Widening the roundabout

In order to complete improvements, crews will work from the center of the roundabout, and the roundabout will be reduced to one lane.

If you’re a morning commuter, you may remember last year’s work in the I-70 Exit 114 interchange — this work will be similar. In the morning peak (7-8:30 a.m.), priority will be given to the I-70 eastbound off-ramp traffic to avoid interstate back-ups.

Motorists are encouraged to use I-70 Exit 116 (main Glenwood) to alleviate congestion at peak morning times. If possible, shift your schedule, and students who are eligible should ride the school bus. The improvements to Exit 114 must be completed to prepare for the detour. Thank you for your patience as we enter construction season, and remember to Go Slow for the Cone Zone.

Additional traffic impacts:

• The I-70 Exit 116 eastbound on-ramp will be closed from 6-9 a.m. Monday through Friday for several months.

• The I-70 Exit 114 eastbound off-ramp will be reduced to one lane as crews work on improvements.

• Both eastbound and westbound I-70 approaching Exit 116 is reduced to one lane.

• Expect periodic one-lane closures on the Grand Avenue bridge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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