Major revisions have occurred at 41st Street and I-44 following the widening of I-44 to six lanes through the area. The biggest revision has been relocating the westbound I-44 exit/entrance ramps for 41st Street to connect with 41st Street at Hudson Avenue, thus creating a four-way intersection at this location. Left-turn lanes, including a dual left-turn lane for westbound traffic on 41st Street, have been installed at the intersection. This revision eliminates the westbound I-44 frontage road from 41st Street west to where the new ramps are located and also the westbound 41st Street exit ramp between Sheridan Road and 41st Street. The new entrance ramp travels south on an alignment with Hudson Avenue and gives motorists an option of either accessing I-44 (left lane) or traveling the frontage road (right lane) toward Darlington and Yale avenues. The westbound frontage road from Sheridan Road to 41st Street remains in place and now ends at 41st Street. A traffic signal remains at this location and has two signals for each direction. The frontage road signals have louvers in them to prevent westbound motorists on 41st Street from being confused by the signals. The eastbound frontage road also has been reconstructed, but the ramp configuration remains unchanged. New traffic signals have been installed, and the eastbound signal on 41st Street now only has two light sets instead of three, while three frontage road signals have been installed on a new mast arm. Photo taken November 11, 2011.
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