Virtual Open House: June 9 - June 30, 2021
Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, this open house was a web-based format (no in-person meeting). The comment period for this project ended June 30, 2021.
The purpose of the project is to accommodate existing and future growth and traffic demand, decrease congestion, and improve mobility. The current cloverleaf interchange at I-44 and US-75 is an outdated design that is no longer sufficient for today’s traffic volumes. With future traffic volumes projected to exceed 90,000 vehicles per day (vpd) on US-75 and 100,000 vpd on I-44, improvements are needed to improve mobility and reduce congestion. Existing collision rates on I-44 and US-75 in this area are over four times the state average for similar highways. Almost half of the collisions in the last 10 years were rear-end collisions, which can be attributed in part to congested conditions.
This virtual open house presents the proposed designs for the remaining improvements at the I-44 and US-75 interchange. The first project, Work Package 1, is currently under construction. Work Package 1 includes replacement of the bridges on US-75 over I-44 and over Mooser Creek, replacement of the bridge on Union Avenue over I-44, and widening of I-44 from Union Avenue to the TSU Railroad bridge just west of the Arkansas River.
Work Packages 2-5 will widen and reconstruct the remaining phases of the I-44 and US-75 interchange. These work packages will be built in phases. Please click on the images below for more information on each Work Package.