EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Transportation officials say work is starting on an effort known as “TheLloyd4U.”
We are learning it includes more than a dozen improvement projects worth more than $100 million along the Lloyd Expressway.
Here is the announcement Wednesday afternoon.
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says the plan is to make the Lloyd more efficient and safer for drivers.
The projects extend from Posey County Line Road to Cross Pointe Boulevard.
“We’re very grateful of INDOTs investment in Evansville and Vanderburgh County," said Mayor Winnecke. "Again, more than $100 million in infrastructure improvements. That could be invested anywhere in the state but INDOT has chosen to invest it here because they see the progress that is being made in Evansville and Southwest Indiana, and they know that we need this kind of investment to continue making the positive progress that we’ve already experienced to date.”
The work could include continuous flow intersections and other 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 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.
“That would be one of the biggest upgrades, if they could eliminate some of the lights at your busier intersections,” Marvin Lewis, who travels the Lloyd Expressway daily for work in Posey County, shared.
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.
Email and text alerts are available to provide project updates. Sign up for email alerts at www.TheLloyd4U.com. Text “INDOT Lloyd” to 468311 to receive text message alerts.