Over the weeks, drivers have probably noticed what looks like an additional lane being built along the westbound main lanes just past Midway Road.
Soon, this will open up to be the new westbound exit to Marsh Lane.
This week, crews aim to restripe portions of the main lanes and frontage road to accommodate the new ramp, just as long as the weather permits.
By next week, we anticipate to have the new Marsh exit available for public use.
Once the new Marsh exit ramp opens, it will enable the continuation of construction of the permanent westbound bypass ramp over Midway. When the bypass lane was opened in 2013, only part of the ramp was in permanent condition.
With the construction of the bypass ramp still needed, what this means is that the current westbound bypass ramp over Midway will need to be closed for approximately six weeks. So accompanying the opening of the Marsh exit will be the long-term closure of the Midway bypass at the same time.
When bypass construction is complete, the entrance to the Midway bypass ramp will be found further east from its current location along the westbound frontage road, closer to Welch Road.