It's muddy and it's messy but there is progress being made on the multi-million dollar Oak Hill Road Reconstruction Project. As the project nears it's sixth month, neighbors are learning to live with it.
In the end, the $4.8 million project includes a dedicated left-turn lane, bicycle lanes and sidewalks. Neighbors don't doubt it's benefits. It's just getting to that point that proves difficult.
"Basically there is a certain half of Evansville that I can't get to unless I go the long way around to Green River Road or take Highway 41 to Lynch," said Craig Kohler.
As the calendar prepares to flip into November, the $4.8 million Oak Hill Road reconstruction project enters its sixth month and soon, it's third phase.
"If you go anywhere north of Lake Drive, it's basically one lane barely right now," said Kohler.
One bumpy, rocky and muddy lane.
He hasn't cleaned his car since June and Kohler doesn't plan to until the project is done which could be possibly by next June.
Kohler says after the first few bumps in the road back in August, things have improved.
"Traffic really changed because a lot of the people driving through couldn't drive through anymore," said Kohler. "Because it's really closed off. It's really gotten better once they closed it down."
The project is still slated to be finished by next summer.