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New relocated left turn lane on the Lloyd Expressway

New relocated left turn lane on the Lloyd Expressway

A new turning lane will soon open on the Lloyd Expressway, but it will be unlike any turning lane we have seen in the tri-state area so far.

If you’ve driven on the Lloyd Expressway over the past few months, you’ve probably noticed all the construction going on. These projects are all part of TheLloyd4U initiative. This includes more than a dozen improvement projects along the Lloyd Expressway, including intersection improvements, bridge replacements, pavement replacements, and more.

The changes are intended to improve traffic flow on the Lloyd Expressway. However, some of the changes may be a little confusing for some, particularly the new intersection at Epworth Road, which will open in mid-August.

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What is a shifted left turn?

A staggered left-turn intersection will be implemented at State Road 66 and Epworth Road. There will also be staggered left turns at the Burkhardt, Cross Pointe, Stockwell and Red Bank intersections along Lloyd. The combination of continuous (staggered) left turns and U-turns in the median, also known as the “Michigan Left Turn,” involves crossing the intersection and making U-turns to turn left.

Now, this might be a little confusing for many Tri-Staters, myself included, so INDOT recently released a video showing how these new intersections on Lloyd will work.

I personally see these intersections causing some accidents, especially when they first open. Hopefully it’s easier for people to understand than I expect. That’s why it’s nice that INDOT released a video like this before the first intersection opened so we have a pretty good idea of ​​how to navigate these intersections. Now we want to hear your thoughts on these proposed ideas. Do you think these intersections are a good idea? What would you do differently? You can check out the Lloyd4U project on the map below:

New improvements to the Lloyd Expressway from 2024

5 strange emergency calls shared by Evansville Watch

Our local police and emergency responders have had a lot to do this year. Here are five of the strangest calls. Thanks to our friends at EvansvilleWatch for documenting it all in real time.

Gallery Credits: Liberty

Do you recognize anyone in these pictures taken by Google Maps in Evansville, Indiana?

The Google Maps car drives around and takes spontaneous photos to document different areas of cities. You might see someone you know, or yourself, in these photos!

Gallery Credits: Liberty