MADISON COUNTY BRIDGE TO OPEN

On Friday afternoon, the new $4 million US Route 42 Bridge over US Route 40 in Madison County will open. Construction on the new bridge started 10 months ago.

The new bridge is just the first phase of the improvements scheduled at US 40/42. In approximately two years, connector ramps will be constructed to improve safety and traffic flow. What drivers will see now are stubs of pavement on US 42 where those future ramps will be located. The second project will also include sidewalks and improvements to travel lanes through the village of Lafayette.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS

Traffic north on US 42 to US 40 east

Use either the ramps marked US 40 east or Old US 42 to Lafayette to US 40 east

For traffic north on US 42 to US 40 west

Use Old US 42 to Lafayette to US 40 west

For traffic south on US 42 to US 40 east

Use Old US 42 to Lafayette to US 40 east

For traffic south on US 42 to US 40 west

Use either the ramps marked US 40 west or Old US 42 to US 40 west

For traffic from US 40 to US 42 north

Turn left on to Old US 42(north leg) and follow Old US 42 to US 42 north

For traffic from US 40 to US 42 south

Turn left on to Old US 42(south leg) and follow old US Route 42 to US 42 south