INDOT announces planned changes for Lloyd Expressway

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Friday that major intersection changes are coming to the Lloyd Expressway at Burkhardt, Vann, State Road 66, and at Cross Pointe Blvd.

Over the next three years, INDOT will develop preliminary plans.

INDOT is now seeking public feedback on the improvementplans.

INDOT said it partnered with AECOM to study the intersections and interchanges in Warrick and Vanderburgh Counties.

Several recommendations were made as part of the study to improve safety, mobility, and reduce congestion.

The following projects were selected:

  • Vann Avenue will be updated to include a “right in, right out” configuration, which will only allow right turn movements into and out of Vann Avenue at the intersection of the Lloyd Expressway.
  • Burkhardt Road will be updated to include a displaced left turn. This type of intersection allows for continuous movement of mainline traffic and offers a designated lane for left turn movements.
  • Cross Pointe Boulevard will receive a treatment that is a hybrid of a median u-turn style intersection combined with a displaced left movement described above.
  • St. Joseph Avenue and Rosenberger Avenue will be updated to include extended left turn lanes to assist with congestion, with Rosenberger’s left turn lanes being offset.

Three bridge projects and a pavement rehabilitation project will be taking place at the same as this work, which is unrelated to the corridor study, INDOT said.

INDOT estimates the project to be about $65 million.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke is encouraging the public to participate in a series of upcoming meetings to improve traffic flow on the Lloyd Expressway.

“Traffic backup on the Expressway is frustrating to me and the thousands of motorists who travel on it,” said Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. “INDOT has been studying ways to improve traffic flow and one suggestion is a continuous flow intersection.”

Mayor Winnecke, along with the City Engineer and Chief Traffic Planner, recently visited the nearest continuous flow intersection located in St. Louis, Missouri.

“We were able to get a first-hand look at what a continuous flow intersection looks like,” said Mayor Winnecke. “It moves a high volume of traffic in a smooth, easy way.”

Public hearings will be held in the coming months.

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(This story was originally published on June 21, 2019)

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