I-80/94 lanes restricted, various ramps closed during construction

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The Indiana Department of Transportation announced that Interstate 80/94 (the Frank Borman Expressway) lanes and various ramps will be restricted from now through November during road reconstruction. This work is in relation to the $97 million Major Moves New Construction project that will widen the Borman from the current six lanes to 10 lanes between State Road 53 (Broadway) and Central Avenue in Lake County.

This is the final contract of the I-65 and I-80/94 Interchange Modification, scheduled for completion in summer 2011. Construction will focus on the eastbound lanes this year and the westbound lanes in 2010. In 2011, the Borman is scheduled to be open in its final configuration of four through lanes in each direction plus continuous ramp lanes.

To allow for eastbound lane reconstruction, over the next two weeks all lanes of Borman traffic will be shifted north, and some ramps will close. The expressway will remain three lanes of through traffic in both directions. The temporary lane configuration and ramp closures will remain in place through November while crews work day and night shifts.

The week of March 2, the westbound lanes will shift north, and the ramps from Broadway to I-80/94 east will close. The week of March 9, the eastbound lanes will shift north into a special configuration, and the following ramps will close: I-80/94 east to I-65 north, I-65 south to I-80/94 east and I-80/94 east to Central Avenue. The work schedule is subject to change in the event of inclement weather.

Special eastbound lane configuration:

  • Express Lane — eastbound left lane for passenger cars only (no trucks) separated by a barrier wall
  • Two middle lanes for through traffic
  • Ramp lane — far right lane for southbound I-65 only
  • Ramp closures:

  • Broadway (S.R. 53)
    Ramp from northbound or southbound Broadway to eastbound I-80/94
    Detour: Westbound I-80/94 to clover leaf ramps at Grant Street back to eastbound I-80/94
  • I-65
    Ramp from eastbound I-80/94 to northbound I-65
    Detour: Continue on eastbound I-80/94 to northbound S.R. 51 to westbound U.S. 20 to I-65
    Ramp from southbound I-65 to eastbound I-80/94
    Detour: Northbound I-65 to eastbound U.S. 12/20 to eastbound U.S. 20 to southbound S.R. 51 to eastbound I-80/94
    Central Avenue
  • Ramp from eastbound I-80/94 to Central Avenue
    Detour: Continue on eastbound I-80/94 to southbound S.R. 51 to Central Avenue
  • During winter 2009-10, construction will focus on the middle of I-80/94 with no ramp closures. During the 2010 construction season, construction will focus on the westbound lanes with only the ramp from Central Avenue to westbound I-80/94 closed. For updated restriction and construction information about this project and the entire Borman Interchange Modification, go to www.borman.in.gov.

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