The Exit 4 Reconstruction Project is going into full swing. A lot of infrastructure work has been in progress. Starting Tuesday traffic patterns on I83 will change. Please review the update given to Shrewsbury Volunteers from the construction team. Please remember too keep the safety of the construction workers number 1 when driving through the Exit 4 Project area.
FROM THE CONSTRUCTION TEAM
We are nearing the first major traffic switch for the Exit 4 Project. Over the past weeks we have completed the median work that was needed to accommodate this traffic switch. Starting Tuesday June 25th around 7PM we will begin relocating the temporary barrier on SR 83. We will perform work in the southbound lanes the first night. Wednesday evening starting around 7PM we will relocate the barrier in the northbound lanes. 83 will be restricted to one lane during these switches. Once complete traffic will be pushed to the median area through the project. This will allow for demolition and reconstruction of the bridge over SR851 to begin. All 4 on and off ramps will also have barrier in place to allow for work on all 4 quadrants of the project to begin. We have completed the sanitary sewer replacement on SR851 under the bridge and are 75% complete with the gas line relocation. Once this is complete lane closures on 83 and 851 will decrease as most work will be behind barrier. The next few months will see activity ramping up in all areas of the interchange. The work that is occurring at the northbound on-ramp is the start of a large box culvert that will carry Deer Creek under SR83. Work will soon begin on the other end of the culvert at the old Case and Keg site. As the project progresses this box culvert construction will continue and join 45’ under the center of SR83 in the final phases. The first activity on the new bridge will begin in a few weeks which is the demolition of the outer ends of the structure. Soon after work will start on the new structure in the southwest corner (Walmart side). By years end you will see work on all four corners of the structure with the center pier following up early next year.
With this in mind the project is going to have a lot of workers in all areas. We try to be mindful of the general public and attempt to keep the inconveniences to a minimum, but this is an extremely large project and there may be delays in your travel. Please keep this in mind and travel at a safe speed when in the construction zones. Safety is very important not only for our workers but to the traveling public also.
Shrewsbury Volunteers will post more updates as necessary here as well as on our Facebook page.