Throughout construction, there will be wet concrete in closed lanes. Please do not pass barricades or drive through cones. In addition, locations where drivers make turns will shift as concrete is poured. Please heed all signs and flaggers. Speed limits will be reduced, and law enforcement will be on site monitoring traffic.
Congestion and delays are likely at the intersection, which is used by about 10,000 vehicles a day. Motorists should plan their travel accordingly, or seek alternate routes.
The concrete intersection project is designed to remove rutting present now at the US 23-Main Street intersection and ensure it doesn't happen again.
The weight of traffic can cause ruts in the softer blacktop where cars stop at intersections, creating a bumpy "washboard" effect on pavement. Concrete is harder and resists rutting, providing a smoother and safer ride.
Road work and lane closure schedules are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Motorists are advised to watch electronic message boards for weekly changes, heed all warning signs, slow down in work zones, and remain aware of workers and construction equipment when traveling.