Construction Impacts

A construction access road will be built first (on the future new highway alignment), enabling crews, equipment and haul trucks to enter and exit the work site. This access road will limit traffic impacts and interruptions for motorists on US 550 and CR 220. The access road will also allow crews to reach and begin building the first of two new highway bridge structures necessary to span over deep gulches. The site to the second bridge is expected to be pioneered in October from the north, at the high bridge which currently exists over US 160 at Grandview.

Initially, work hours will be from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday (most weeks). Travelers may be stopped briefly, as necessary, to accommodate construction equipment, directed by flaggers through single-lane, alternating traffic on US 550 or CR 220.