A new lane restriction on Veterans Memorial Parkway will put drivers even closer to construction workers this week. That means drivers will really need to pay attention and watch their speed. The picture below illustrates the restriction.

Lane restriction on Veterans Memorial Parkway
Lane restriction on Veterans Memorial Parkway

(From the Evansville Water & Sewer Utility) Beginning Monday, August 19, after 9 a.m., Deig Brothers will shift the concrete barriers and traffic cones to restrict eastbound traffic into the passing lane only and create the necessary space for the concrete pavement restoration work in the driving lane.

The shift in the lane restriction will make it feel tighter for motorists driving through the area, and traffic will be within inches of construction workers restoring the pavement. This is why drivers are again reminded to observe the reduced speed limits in place, which will be enforced.

The restricted width will remain in place until Thursday, August 22, 2019, when the concrete is cured and the traffic controls can be shifted back to the current lane width while the asphalt shoulder restoration occurs.

A more significant traffic control plan will be implemented beginning Monday, August 26, as the current zone will be expanded to restrict traffic to one lane in both directions on Veterans Memorial Parkway to accommodate necessary work for two Evansville Water and Sewer Utility projects.

The sewer rehabilitation project work will continue as Deig Brothers shifts into an access structure in the median. Blankenberger Brothers (BBI) will also soon begin road work associated with the Waterworks Road Relocation project for the creation of an auxiliary left turn lane and new intersection improvements.

Traffic patterns will be modified to create a larger and safer work zone with the closure of both passing lanes adjacent to the median. This is the first of multiple traffic control phases for the Waterworks Road Relocation project, and additional details for that project will be forthcoming.

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