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I-70/71 Downtown Ramp Up: Phase 3B

Roadway Major Rehab

Project Status

  1. Proposed

  2. In Development

  3. Pre-construction

  4. Construction

  5. Completion

Project description

Construction began in Spring 2020 to widen and reconstruct I-71 from Broad Street to Long Street. This project will also replace the Broad St. bridge over I-71, construct Lester Dr. and Elijah Pierce Ave. between Broad St. and Long St., and build two retaining walls.

Current traffic impacts and alternate routes

Current ramp impacts include:

  • Exit ramp from I-71 south to Broad St. is permanently CLOSED.
  • Entrance ramp from westbound Broad St. to I-71 north is permanently CLOSED.
  • Exit ramp from I-71 north to Broad St. is CLOSED until June 2021.
  • Entrance ramp from Broad St. to I-71 south is CLOSED until June 2022.

Project Renderings


Birdseye View of Broad St. Bridge

Pedestrian View of Broad St. Bridge

Vehicle Level View of Broad St. Bridge

Night View of Broad St. Bridge

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