I-80/I-380 construction

Forevergreen Road

The Forevergreen Road interchange will reduce congestion at adjacent interchanges and allow for a turn-around detour during construction on the I-80/I-380 interchange while the northbound to westbound traffic movement is closed. Additionally, it will offer a link to a temporary diversion route in case of emergency.

Coordinated with the I-80/I-380 interchange project is the adjacent Forevergreen Road local road paving project from east of Kansas Avenue to near Covered Bridge Boulevard .

Forevergreen Road Project Location Map

Project location

The Forevergreen Road interchange is approximately two miles south of the existing Penn Street interchange in North Liberty and approximately two miles north of the I-80/I-380 interchange. Currently Forevergreen Road is a two-lane gravel road that connects North Liberty, Coralville and Tiffin. This new service interchange is currently under construction and is anticipated to be complete by 2019.

 


Project description

The Forevergreen Road Interchange will provide:

  • Congestion relief to the PennStreet and Coral Ridge Avenue interchanges.
  • Support for regional travel needs for planned economic development and land uses.
  • A diversion route for emergencies.
  • An alternative for temporary traffic routing during the reconstruction of the I-80/I-380 interchange.

Project schedule

2018

  • Most of Forevergreen Road construction between Jasper Avenue and Covered Bridge Boulevard will occur in 2018.
  • October 2018 will include utility work between Covered Bridge Boulevard and Jones Boulevard.
  • October 2018: Contract letting of Forevergreen local roadway project between Covered Bridge Boulevard and Jones Boulevard. Letting for Forevergreen Road interchange ramp paving.


2019

  • Most of the Forevergreen Road construction between Covered Bridge Boulevard and Jones Boulevard.
  • Forevergreen Road interchange Ramps are paved. Finishing touches such as pavement markings and signs are placed.
  • Fall 2019: Forevergreen Road construction between Covered Bridge Boulevard and Jones Boulevard complete.
  • Fall 2019: Forevergreen Road interchange ramps open.