US 40 Improvements Project
(I-70/75 Airport Logistics Access Project)
The US 40 Improvements Project will widen a portion of US 40 (National Road) from just west of Union Airpark Boulevard to Airport Access Road, as well as improve the interchange at US 40 and Airport Access Road.
Two lanes of travel are open in each direction on US 40 between Union Airpark Blvd. and the Airport Access interchange. Traffic signal work will continue throughout the winter. Final paving and pavement markings are expected to be applied in the spring, which will complete the widening project. The ramps from southbound Airport Access Rd. to US 40 and from US 40 to northbound Airport Access Rd. have reopened. In addition, the ramp from US 40 to southbound Airport Access Rd. and the ramp from northbound Airport Access Rd. to US 40 have reopened in their final configuration.
We are under construction! The new roadway is expected to be open by the end of 2021, with full project completion by early 2022.
COMMUNITY BENEFIT: The US 40 Improvements Project will improve safety, reduce traffic congestion and increase access to both existing businesses and new business development.
The project proactively addresses growth in traffic expected over the next several decades to ensure continuous and efficient traffic flow for all who travel through this area. At the same time, it provides significant economic benefits by making development more attractive and competitive in the area, resulting in the potential for an increased local tax base.
DETAILED SCOPE: The project addresses roadway design issues while adding capacity. It includes:
- Constructing a new continuous five-lane section of US 40 from just west of Union Airpark Boulevard to Airport Access Road, with two through lanes in each direction and a center left turn lane.
- Tapering the roadway from Union Airpark Boulevard back to two lanes to the west.
- Reconstructing the ramps to Airport Access Road to meet modern design standards and improve the interchange’s safety.
- Upgrading traffic signals at the interchange of US 40 and Airport Access Road.