Back with yet another update--first of the new year. Last time, we saw state DOT was building the Concord Avenue overpass for the new Highway 4/61 alignment, and beginning work on the Grevano Drive overpass.
In order to help reference everything, I've included a map of the city tile this update takes place on. It's a bit outdated, but not too far gone. I'll have a more updated one here soon.
In order to provide better access from the South Argentum/Angstrom area, the DOT has determined that there needs to be an interchange allowing access to the surface street network from 4/61 in this area, and they have chosen to place that interchange at Grevano Drive. So, in addition to building the overpass, the state is collaborating with the Emerson County Department of Land Use and Transportation (LUT), but also the City of Argentum, to widen Grevano Drive from 2 to 4 lanes between Cubit Lane at the south end, and Fuller Road at the north end.
This is an overview of the north end of the project corridor. You can also note the new freeway alignment paralleling Grevano Drive (to the right).
Here's another shot of the existing Grevano Drive, south of the new freeway at the intersection with Ballast Drive.
The road has been torn out now to make way for the overpass. The new Concord Avenue overpass can be used in the meantime.
Here's a closer-in shot of Grevano Drive, with work in progress. Unfortunately, at least some of those Ponderosa Pines are going to have to come down.
More work on the actual overpass
Now that the new widened and re-aligned section of Grevano Drive north of Ballast Drive has been completed, work on Phase 2, from Cubit Drive to Ballast Drive. Motorists can drive Grevano Drive in its entirety, after a short trip down the new, extended section of Ballast, connecting the new and old sections of Grevano.
We'll be tearing up the rest of it next time . . .