A roadway and ramp improvement project along 2.5 miles of the Southside Connector (State Road 113) from the Arlington Expressway (State Road 115) to Ft. Caroline Road at I-295 began October 19.
Improvements along the Southside Connector include resurfacing of the roadway, shoulder treatments, drainage, new highway signage and guardrail repairs. Ramps to be resurfaced include the Southside Connector on-and off-ramps at Regency Square Boulevard North, Tredinick Parkway and Merrill Road. In addition, the Merrill Road I-295 northbound ramp, the I-295 southbound flyover and the Southside Connector Service roads will also be resurfaced.
Safety improvements include traffic signal, sidewalk and crosswalk upgrades at the Merrill Road interchange and adding bicycle lanes to the southbound and northbound Southside Connector Service roads.
Construction will occur weekdays and weekends. No lane or ramp closures will be scheduled during peak driving times or on holidays or special events.
The $8.7 million contract was awarded to Duval Asphalt Products, Inc. It is expected to be completed in fall 2021, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting.
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