Road construction at the Lyford intersection in Parke County is ready to take the next step, which will soon cause even more headaches for drivers.
On Thursday, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced the Lyford intersection project on U.S. 41 and State Road 163 will switch phases next week
Starting Monday, August 20th at 9 a.m., the north side of the intersection will be closed. There will be no traffic through U.S. 41 north of this intersection to or from Rockville. This will stay in effect until Saturday, August 25, when the contractor is planning the full intersection closure.
Once closed, workers will begin ‘Phase 2’ of the project.
The intersection will reopen Monday, August 27 late in the day; once reopened traffic will still be maintained with the temporary traffic signals but in the new “T” configuration. All turning movements will be allowed once re-opened, and there will be no detours.
Once during ‘Phase 3,’ the official detour follows U.S. 36 to State Road 63 and back to U.S. 41.
The purpose of this project is to enhance safety at the intersection. As part of the project, INDOT will implement geometric and traffic control modifications at this location. The existing, triangular 3-legged type intersection will be reconstructed to a T-intersection with an all-way stop condition. A short left turn lane will be included on the northbound approach.
The intersection project is scheduled to be completed at the end of September of this year.
INDOT reminds motorists to follow the posted work zone speed limit, use caution and consider worker safety when traveling through a construction zone.