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All 4 lanes of Sagamore Parkway now open

The City of Lafayette announced that a major milestone has been reached on the Restore Sagamore project.

Posted: Dec. 21, 2017 4:11 PM
Updated: Dec. 22, 2017 7:43 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The city of Lafayette announced that a major milestone has been reached on the Restore Sagamore project.

All four lanes of traffic on Sagamore Parkway are now open to traffic.

According to the city officials, drivers should be aware that the 30 mph work-zone speed limit will remain in effect through portions of the road, and there will be no double left turns at the intersection of Sagamore Parkway and South Street.

Intermittent lane closures will occur during the next week for crews to install vehicle detection equipment at the traffic signals and throughout the winter season to finish work on the installation of light poles and rain gardens in the medians.

City engineer and public works director Jeromy Grenard says the past three years of construction on Sagamore Parkway have not been easy.

"We understand that that's been a hardship on businesses and to the traveling public ... and we're really excited to open it up to four lanes now and it should be four lanes from here on," Grenard said.

The 2018 construction season will be devoted primarily to the reconstruction of the South Street approaches and other finishing touches along Sagamore Parkway.

The Restore Sagamore project is currently on track to finish as projected in mid-summer of 2018.

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