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New traffic signals from Eastbound I-94 to Eastbound US 20 to be activated

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A new traffic control system will be activated on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the exit ramp of eastbound I-94 to eastbound U.S. Highway 20 in Porter, as part of a new interchange modification project, the Indiana Department of Transportation is reporting.

“The new system will increase safety as the signals will stop I-94 traffic from entering eastbound U.S. 20 until signals allow for a protected right turn,” INDOT said.

The I-94 eastbound exit ramp, Exit 40A, has been moved 400 feet to the west, creating a safer 90 degree turn at U.S. 20, and a signal was installed for traffic exiting the ramp.

Another traffic signal was installed for eastbound U.S. 20 traffic, just west of the ramp.

“This interchange modification and added signals will prevent traffic exiting I-94 from unprotected merging on U.S. 20 eastbound, where accidents have occurred in the past,” INDOT said.

Additional daily closures will be needed to resurface the remaining ramps at this interchange. Crews will close one of the remaining ramps daily for resurfacing, from Thursday, Aug. 3, through Tuesday, Aug. 8. The remaining pavement markings will be done at a later date.

Drivers in Northwest Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts at www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest

Or visitĘwww.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

 

 

Posted 7/31/2017

 
 
 
 

 

 

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