A massive Evansville road construction project has finally taken shape.
14 News learned late Tuesday night that the final design plans for the new interchange at Highway 41 and the Lloyd Expressway were ready and the look was going to change dramatically.
That's going to mean some big changes for the 60,000 thousands of drivers who use the interchange every day.
Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke officially unveiled the plans at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday afternoon.
We're told it's a $30 million project and one of the largest road projects in the Tri-State.
There was a long debate over putting a full cloverleaf or a partial cloverleaf at the interchange, and it was finally decided a full cloverleaf would work best with the traffic patterns.
The plan calls for all the stoplights be removed off of the expressway at Highway 41.
The mayor says there will be all new landscaping outside and inside the interchange. He says the words 'City of Evansville' will be spelled out on each side of the expressway.
"This is not my grandfather's overpass. I think it makes a dramatic statement. It has some identity. It's an overpass that the citizens will be proud of. The landscaping that we're proposing for the entire area, I think is going to be dramatic. I think it's going to be representative of what the City of Evansville wants," Winnecke said.
The mayor says the project will go to bid in January. He says all the work should be completed by August 2015.
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