Frequently Asked Questions
TheLloyd4U includes more than a dozen improvement projects along the Lloyd Expressway. The projects extend from one end of Vanderburgh County to the other, from Posey County Line Road to Cross Pointe Boulevard.
TheLloyd4U will include intersection improvements, bridge replacements, pavement replacement and more.
INDOT plans to invest more than $100 million in improvements to make the Lloyd Expressway more efficient and safer for motorists to navigate. Funding has been approved for most of the projects.
The Project Team is gathering information and developing solutions designed to reduce conflict points, enhance traffic flow and improve safety. Activities include assessment of environmental impacts, traffic analysis, survey work, road design and bridge design.
TheLloyd4U improvements are divided into two phases. Phase One includes Rosenberger Avenue to Cross Pointe Boulevard and Phase Two includes Posey County Line Road to Rosenberger Avenue. Anticipated timelines for the two phases can be found on the project website.
Planned improvement projects are focused on making the Lloyd work better for drivers. Alternative intersections will be used to improve safety and mobility while maintaining accessibility to businesses and homes along the Lloyd Expressway.
Alternative intersections remove left turns from the main intersection. This is done by organizing traffic and providing another way to make the same movement. The result is fewer conflict points, improved safety, improved efficiency, improved traffic flow and maintained accessibility. Alternative intersections planned for TheLloyd4U include displaced left turns, boulevard left turns and a hybrid solution.
Vehicles turning left move to a dedicated lane on the other side of the road, with a signal, before they enter the intersection. There’s no need for a left turn signal at the main intersection. Left-turn traffic moves with traffic on the Lloyd Expressway. This is also known as a continuous flow intersection. Watch a video excerpt below from the Federal Highway Administration to get a better idea of how this type of intersections works.
Vehicles wanting to go left off the Lloyd Expressway go through the intersection, make a U-Turn and then turn right. This removes left turns at the main intersection. All boulevard left turns planned for TheLloyd4U include a traffic signal at a dedicated U-turn in the median to safely make the turn. This is also known as a median U-Turn. Below is a video excerpt from the Federal Highway Administration to get a better idea of how this type of intersections works.
A hybrid solution includes elements from both a displaced left turn and boulevard left turn. An intersection’s proximity to ramps, roadways and other factors means a combination of elements from the two work best together to improve safety, performance and wait times.
The project is currently in the design phase. The Project Team is identifying environmental impacts, gathering public feedback and completing preliminary design work. The Team will finalize design and right-of-way processes before the projects are let for construction. Phase One construction is expected to begin in spring 2024. Phase Two construction is expected to begin in spring 2025. Construction of each phase is expected to take about two years to complete.
It’s still early in the process, but the Project Team doesn’t anticipate acquiring any homes or businesses for TheLloyd4U improvements. Right-of-way information and process will be developed after preliminary design is complete.
The Project Team will develop maintenance of traffic plans to help keep traffic flowing during construction. The team will work closely with business owners, local government officials, school officials and emergency personnel to share information, listen to their questions and address their concerns.
A handful of permanent closures are being considered to address safety concerns in the area. These locations are:
- Pennsylvania Street at Wabash Avenue
- N. 10th Street at Lloyd
- N. 12th Street at Lloyd
- N. Lemke Avenue at Lloyd
- S. Ingle Avenue at Lloyd.
The Project Team is gathering crash data and traffic count information to help better understand the issues. The public can share any comments, questions or issues at these locations through regular comment channels for the project.
Yes. The public and stakeholders will be informed throughout the process with a chance to share their questions and feedback. Touchpoints include a project website, social media channels, project e-mails and text alerts, stakeholder meetings, public meetings and public hearings that will be followed by a formal comment period.