Public meeting held Tuesday for TheLloyd4U project

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Published: Mar. 28, 2022 at 6:02 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A main road in Evansville has more than a dozen improvement projects planned and you can learn more about them Tuesday during TheLloyd4U meeting.

Work is planned along the Lloyd Expressway, from the Posey County Line Road to Cross Pointe Boulevard.

INDOT plans to invest more than $100 million to make Lloyd Expressway more efficient and safer for motorists to navigate.

The meeting is set to start Tuesday at 5 p.m. and last until 6:30 p.m. at the City View at Sterling Square on Fulton Avenue.

The Lloyd Expressway is the hub of almost everyone’s commute. Officials with TheLloyd4U project to revamp the expressway are rolling out their plans.

“From one side to the other, from Posey County line road to Cross Pointe Boulevard, and we’re really taking a look at those intersections and saying, ok what’s happening here, what improvements can we make,” said spokesperson Mindy Peterson.

Their goal is to make the Lloyd safer for drivers by making changes to those major intersections.

A big problem they’ve noticed is the number of accidents caused by left turns. So, they want to implement what’s called displaced left turns.

“We’re backing traffic up, and organizing traffic in advance of that main intersection,” said Peterson. “So if you want to take a left, you’re going to be with a light, you’re going to move over to the other side of the road before you ever get to the intersection.”

These changes of course, mean some more traffic lights. Something people have expressed many grievances about for years.

“I know a lot of people want it to be what the name suggests, which is an expressway, but the Lloyd is never going to function as a true expressway because of the way that its been built, all of the developments, many businesses and homes along the Lloyd,” Peterson said.

So if you have grievances or questions, officials invite you to come share them at their hearing.

“It’s a great opportunity for people to come, bring your questions, bring your comments,” said Peterson. “We’re going to have more detailed plans so it’s a great opportunity to do a little homework in advance.”

The plan is set to break ground in the fall of 2024.

There will also be a virtual public meeting Thursday.

Click here to register for the event.

To view the full plans, click here.

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