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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Road Construction Projects

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UPDATE 4-13-2021 for Highway 24/Green Valley Rd. and Highway 24/Crown C Circle intersections construction

 Highway 24 both intersections 

Due to weather and soil conditions work will progress differently than reported earlier.  Beginning this week Highway 24 will be opened to 4 lane traffic.  Construction activities will be focused on concrete pavement construction at the intersection of Crown C Circle and South Port Drive.  The intersection of Crown C Circle and Highway 24 will remain closed.  Motorists can access businesses on Crown C Circle from South Port Drive.  Weather permitting, this work will be completed in 2 to 3 weeks.  Work in the Highway 24 median will follow and will close the inside lanes of Highway 24 in both directions. 

Green Valley Rd.

Work on Dempsey Rd. is nearing completion.  Crews will be starting work soon to install storm sewer north of Highway 24 near Powers Lane.  A temporary gravel access road will be provided for traffic on Powers Lane.  The storm sewer will be installed between the outlet end near Powers Lane and extend to Green Valley Road once complete.  This work is not anticipated to impact traffic on Green Valley Road for the next 2 weeks.

Original project information is below.

Two road work projects will be starting this month in the Blue Township area beginning March 22, 2021.

The Green Valley Rd./Hwy 24 Intersection Project will construct a longer, 2 lane left turn lane for eastbound Highway 24 to northbound Green Valley Rd., improve the Powers Lane/Hwy 24 intersection, construct a frontage road north of Farmers State Bank & Prairie Hawg Cycle and Leather, construct a right turn lane for southbound Green Valley Rd. traffic, construct 2 right turn/acceleration lanes for southbound Green Valley Rd. to westbound Hwy. 24, widen Dempsey Rd. at the Hwy 24 intersection to create a left turn lane for northbound Dempsey Rd., and widening of Green Valley Rd. from Hwy 24 to Elk Creek Rd.  The final completion for this project is August 1, 2022.

Beginning March 22, 2021, work will begin on Dempsey Road between Wheatland Circle and Highway 24.  Dempsey Road will remain open.  Work will be along the east side of Dempsey Road.  Cones will separate the work zone from the driving lanes but motorists should expect construction equipment near the northbound driving lane of Dempsey Road. Work is expected to be completed in 4 weeks, weather permitting.  Work will then begin on the frontage road.

The Crown C Circle/Hwy 24 Intersection Project will extend the South Port Rd. frontage road to Crown C Circle, construct a right turn lane for eastbound Highway 24 to Crown C Circle, construct new/realigned median crossover with left turn lanes, realign Crown C Circle, and construct realigned entrance on the north side of Highway 24. This project is expected to be completed in July 2021.

Beginning March 22, 2021, Highway 24 will be reduced to one lane in each direction from South Port Drive to Scottie Lane.  Traffic will be shifted to the inside lanes and the speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph.  Motorists should allow themselves extra time for their daily commute. Work is expected to be completed in 4 weeks weather permitting.  Traffic will then be shifted to the right lanes to allow for work in the median.

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