Construction on the Interstate 794 Lake Freeway/Hoan Bridge project is about to reach the halfway point.
Despite a frigid winter, crews were able to stay on schedule and are nearing completion of the eastbound (southbound) leg of the I-794. In early December, the project will officially transition to the second and final stage of construction with an intended completion date of fall 2015.
During Stage 2 of the project, bi-directional traffic will be placed in the eastbound (southbound) lanes of I-794, from a temporary crossover south of Carferry Drive. Traffic will remain in that configuration for the remainder of the project. To maintain as much access as possible during construction, other new configurations will include:
* Closing the Jackson Street / Van Buren exit ramp and transforming it into an entrance ramp to I-794 West (North).
* Opening the Broadway entrance ramp to I-794 East (South).
* Utilizing temporary roadways.
* Continued use of the moveable barrier wall to maintain two lanes of traffic during peak travel times.
As seen during Stage 1, periodic updates will continue to be sent throughout the project to remind motorists of upcoming closures, detour routes and other project related impacts.