Drivers along Interstate 35 near Liberty will need to have a little patience Saturday.
The northbound lanes of I-35 near the Pleasant Valley Road interchange will be reduced to one lane from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday so that traffic can be moved to the newly constructed northbound I-35 lanes.
The lane reduction will be between Interstate 435 and the Flintlock Flyover and is expected to cause delays through the area.
The work is part of the I-35 and Pleasant Valley Road interchange corridor project, which is improving I-35 between I-435 and 1 mile north of Pleasant Valley Road.
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In addition to the interchange improvement at Pleasant Valley Road, work includes improvements to Church, Sobbie and Pleasant Valley roads, South Liberty Parkway and U.S. 69.
Last week, crews began building new ramps for U.S. 69 and I-35. The work required southbound U.S. 69 traffic to be shifted onto one of the northbound lanes of U.S. 69. U.S. 69 traffic is limited to one lane in each direction between Pleasant Valley Road and the traffic signals for the ramp from northbound I-35 to U.S. 69.
Construction on the $40.5 million project began in early 2015, and all new pavement is expected to be open by the end of May. All construction is expected to be completed by later that fall.