Richmond Traffic Patterns Shifting Friday for U.S. 27 South (8th Street) Construction

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Traffic Patterns Shifting Friday in Richmond
For U.S. 27 South (8th Street) Construction 

Gradex, Inc. plans to shift traffic patterns on U.S. 27, U.S. 40 and State Road 121 starting on or after Friday, Sept. 22 as construction progresses on a $23.9 million road reconstruction through Richmond.

Both directions of U.S. 27 will be shifted onto new pavement on the east side of the road between North C Street and Sim Hodgin Parkway. The configuration will remain one lane in each direction.

Traffic on State Road 121 (North J Street) will be shifted to the north side of the road at the intersection of U.S. 27.

U.S. 40 East (South A Street) will be reduced to one lane between U.S. 27 South (8th Street) and U.S. 27 North (9th Street).

U.S. 27 North (9th Street) will be reduced to one lane starting at South B Street to begin replacing storm sewer in preparation for reconstruction of U.S. 40 East (South A Street) next year.

Traffic pattern changes starting on or after Friday, Sept. 22 will reduce South A Street and 9th Street to one lane near the intersection of U.S. 27 and U.S. 40 in Richmond.

U.S. 27 Phase 1 – Finishes Fall 2017

The first phase of construction includes:

  • straightening the alignment of southbound U.S. 27 near the intersection of North C Street,
  • rebuilding State Road 121/North J Street approaching U.S. 27, and
  • rebuilding both directions of U.S. 27 between North B Street and the Whitewater River, excluding the bridge over Fort Wayne Avenue and North E Street.

U.S. 27 Phase 2 – Finishes Summer 2018

The second phase of construction includes rebuilding southbound U.S. 27 between North C Street and the South O Street overpass. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and shifted to one side of the road while construction takes place on the other side. 

Weather permitting, contractors intend to finish one half of the southbound U.S. 27 rebuild this year and finish the second half in 2018.

U.S. 27 construction will require lane closures and traffic shifts on U.S. 40 (North A and South A streets) as the intersections are rebuilt.

Eastbound U.S. 40 – Begins Early 2018, Finishes Before End of 2018

Eastbound U.S. 40 (South A Street and 11th Street) construction is scheduled to begin early in 2018. The rebuild will span from the Lamar Lundy Memorial Bridge over the Whitewater River gorge to 11th Street and will include 11th Street from South A Street to Main Street.

South A Street will remain open during construction, and 11th Street will be closed for up to 45 days. U.S. 40 traffic will be detoured to 16th Street during the closure of 11th Street.

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Updates on U.S. 27 and U.S. 40 construction progress and details about specific traffic shifts will be provided in advance. For more information about the project, go to

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