The reconstruction of Highway S is set to resume the week of March 29. The work will start with the construction of new eastbound lanes on the footprint of the original roadway. The new westbound lanes, located north of the original highway will start later this year.
Permanent traffic signals will be added at the Highway S intersections at Highway H and Brumback Boulevard. In addition the intersection at Highway N (38th Street) will be changed.
A full closure of Highway S between the East Frontage Road and Highway N is expected to begin later this spring, with traffic to be detoured south to Highway 158 (52nd Street) and east to Highway 31. Pavement removal and grading in this area is scheduled to begin the week of March 29; traffic will not be affected during this work.
That same week, traffic east of Highway H (88th Avenue) will be shifted to the north, onto the current westbound lanes, with one lane of traffic open in each direction. Traffic on Highway H near the intersection will be shifted to the east, with one lane of traffic in each direction in the current northbound lanes.
Motorists should be aware of the new traffic pattern, obey traffic control signs and pavement markings, and drive safely throughout the work zone. The project team thanks you for your patience and cooperation throughout this project!
Once completed later this year, Highway S will be a four-lane, divided highway from Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) to the Interstate 94 East Frontage Road. The roadway will be widened, turn lanes will be added, traffic signals replaced, drainage will be improved, and an off-road, multi-use path for bicyclists and pedestrians will be included.
The project is broken into two phases, which are being built out concurrently:
- Phase 1 includes the roughly 2-mile stretch from Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) to just west of Highway H (88th Avenue).
- Phase 2 includes the roughly 1.6-mile stretch between Highway H and the Amazon west driveway.