EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Oct. 14, 2020) – Work is beginning on TheLloyd4U. It includes more than a dozen improvement projects along the Lloyd Expressway. The projects extend from Posey County Line Road to Cross Pointe Boulevard.
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) plans to invest more than $100 million in improvements to make the Lloyd Expressway more efficient and safer for motorists to navigate. The work will include intersection improvements, bridge replacements, pavement replacement and more.
“A major investment is being made in our city,” said Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. “It’s an investment that will benefit our community for years to come. We know how vital infrastructure is to economic development. Improved connectivity leads to increased opportunities. Improved roads make it easier for drivers to get to work, home and destinations in our city.”
The improvement projects are divided into two phases. Phase One extends from Rosenberger Avenue to Cross Pointe Boulevard. Traffic analysis and design concepts are underway on Phase One. Phase Two extends from Posey County Line Road to Rosenberger Avenue. Traffic analysis and preliminary design work for Phase Two is expected to begin in spring 2021.
“The Lloyd Expressway is a key connector for Vanderburgh County and the region,” said Vanderburgh County Commissioner Ben Shoulders. “It’s exciting to see work begin on these improvement projects. They reach from one end of the county to the other and our residents will see the benefits with a more efficient and safer commute on The Lloyd.”
Phase One project letting is expected in fall 2023 with construction expected to begin in spring 2024. Phase Two project letting is expected in fall 2024 with construction expected to begin in spring 2025.
The Project Team is gathering information and developing solutions designed to reduce conflict points, enhance traffic flow and improve safety. Activities include traffic analysis, maintenance of traffic plans, road design and survey work.
The public and stakeholders will be informed throughout the process with a chance to share their questions and feedback. Public meetings will be held this spring to introduce TheLloyd4U and share design concepts.
Additional public meetings are planned for fall 2021 to present Phase One preliminary designs. A public hearing and formal comment period for Phase One will follow in summer 2022. Public meetings are expected in fall 2022 to present Phase Two preliminary designs with a public hearing and formal comment period for Phase Two anticipated in summer 2023.
Follow Our Progress
A project overview and a corridor-wide map designating areas for major and minor improvements can be found here on the maps page. Social media channels are now active with the public able to follow progress and next steps for TheLloyd4U on Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter.