Next phase of U.S. 30/U.S. 33 interchange project to begin
Work on the U.S. 30/U.S. 33 interchange, between Interstate 69 and Kroemer Road in Allen County, will shift to the next phase of construction Monday, the Indiana Department of Transportation announced.
Weather permitting, U.S. 33 southbound will be reduced to one lane through the interchange while contractor Primco removes one lane at a time of the old ramp, according to a news release. By early fall, drivers going southbound on U.S. 33 to eastbound U.S. 30 will travel on part of the new ramp.
Also at that time, the ramp from U.S. 30 eastbound to U.S. 33 northbound will be closed. It will remain closed throughout the duration of the $2.8 million project for removal of the old ramp. The detour route for the ramp closure will be U.S. 30 eastbound to the I-69 northbound ramp to U.S. 30 westbound to U.S. 33 northbound.
The completed project will result in two new 16-foot ramps with 8-foot paved shoulders. The project also includes an acceleration lane to provide a continuous lane between the U.S. 30/U.S. 33 interchange, as well as the I-69 interchange. The new interchange is designed to improve safety and increase traffic capacity by increasing the available weaving distance for traffic merging from U.S. 33 onto U.S. 30.
The project is expected to be finished in late 2017, weather permitting.