Improvement Projects

Planned improvement projects are focused on making the Lloyd work for you. Alternative intersections will be used to improve safety and mobility while maintaining accessibility to businesses and homes along the Lloyd Expressway.

The idea is simple: organize traffic to improve flow and safety.

This is done by changing the way left turns are made.

Design concepts are preliminary and subject to change.

Displaced Left Turn

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 intersection. Left-turn traffic moves with traffic on the Lloyd Expressway. This is also known as a continuous flow intersection. 

Watch this excerpt from a Federal Highway Administration video to learn more:

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Boulevard Left Turn

Vehicles wanting to go left off the Lloyd go through the intersection, make a U-turn and then turn right. This removes left turns at the 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.

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Hybrid Solution

This includes elements from both a displaced left turn and a 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.

Improvement Projects

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Major Intersection Improvement: Dual displaced left turns

  • Dual displaced lefts with I-69 ramp modifications

Considerations:

  • Proximity to I-69 ramps
  • Peak time delays, especially northbound and southbound
  • High crash rates
  • Heavy commercial corridor

These design concepts are preliminary and subject to change.

Dual Displaced Lefts

Dual Displaced Lefts
West View

Dual Displaced Lefts
East View

Dual Displaced Lefts
New I-69 Signal

Major Intersection improvement: Dual displaced left turns

Considerations:

  • Peak time delays, especially northbound and southbound
  • Traffic backing up, especially southbound Burkhardt
  • Heavy commercial corridor

This design concept is preliminary and subject to change.

Full Intersection

West Leg

East Leg

Major Intersection Improvement: Hybrid solution with eastbound displaced left turn and westbound boulevard left turn 

Considerations:

  • Proximity to Green River Road ramps results in a hybrid solution
  • Proximity to John Street also supports hybrid solution
  • Afternoon/evening peak delays in all directions

This design concept is preliminary and subject to change.

Minor Intersection Improvement: Right-in, right-out (restricted turn movements)

Considerations:

  • High number of rear-end crashes on eastbound Lloyd (Boeke overpass)
  • Boeke overpass site distance
  • Restricted left-turn movement will not overload nearby intersections
  • Maintains pedestrian movements

This design concept is preliminary and subject to change.

Minor Intersection Improvement:

  • Improve and update signal timing and coordination with St. Joseph Avenue
  • Close access to Pennsylvania Street

Considerations:

  • High number of westbound rear-end crashes
  • Westbound sight distance/Pigeon Creek Bridge
  • Left turn movement blocking through lane

This design concept is preliminary and subject to change.

Minor Intersection Improvement:

  • Reconfigure southbound approach
  • Realign southbound left turn lanes
  • Improve signal timing and coordination with Wabash Avenue

Considerations:

  • Commercial and industrial corridor
  • Significant amount of truck traffic
  • Southbound to eastbound is the main turning movement
  • Maintains dual lane through movement

This design concept is preliminary and subject to change.

Intersection Modification:

  • Close South Barker westbound exit loop ramp
  • Add South Barker traffic to North Barker westbound exit ramp
  • Realign westbound entrance ramp
  • Upgrade eastbound Barker exit ramp


Considerations:

  • Reconfigure ramps to improve safety

This design concept is preliminary and subject to change.

Barker Avenue / Igleheart Avenue

Intersection Modification:

  • Relocate westbound Tekoppel Avenue exit
  • Reconstruct Corbierre from Tekoppel to east of Addison


Considerations:

  • Increases ramp spacing
  • Improves space for changing lanes

This design concept is preliminary and subject to change.

Corbierre

Minor Intersection Improvement:

  • Restrict right turns on red with signal modifications
  • Extend turn lanes, pavement upgrades


Considerations:

  • High number of westbound rear-end crashes
  • Improves westbound sight distance

This design concept is preliminary and subject to change.

Major Intersection Improvement: Dual displaced left turns

Considerations:

  • Northbound/southbound maintain same lane configurations
  • Provisional project with fiscal year funding to be determined

This design concept is preliminary and subject to change.

Major Intersection Improvement: Dual displaced left turns

Considerations:

  • Southbound traffic will have additional left and right turn movements
  • Northbound configuration will remain the same
  • Provisional project with fiscal year funding to be determined

This design concept is preliminary and subject to change.

Improvements for Schutte Road are still under development.

Considerations:

  • Residential development to the north
  • Apartments and access to USI to the south
  • Impacts on Felstead and Middle Mt. Vernon roads

Improvements for McDowell Road are still under development.

Considerations:

  • Intersection on curve
  • Sight distance is limited
  • Looking at options to improve safety

Bridge replacement and a grade change with widening

  • Tekoppel Road 
  • CSX Railroad 
  • Carpentier Creek


Pedestrian Bridge replacement near Reitz/Mead Johnson 

Considerations:

  • Concrete structure, similar to existing
  • South end ramps will match existing footprint

Reconstruction with pavement replacement

Considerations:

  • Beyond its life expectancy 
  • Multiple previous patches

Pavement will be replaced 

Consideration:

  • Beyond its life expectancy