VALPARAISO | The five-points roundabout project is gearing up for the final phase this week with paving and markings of the second phase.
Walsh & Kelly applied the base coat of asphalt to the Vale Park Road east leg of the project Monday and planned to spread the binder course today, the surface course on Wednesday and the pavement markings on Thursday. Traffic will be switched of Friday for the west leg final phase.
City Engineering Director Tim Burkman said Vale Park will be closed west of the intersection to complete the project. Vale Park east of the intersection will be open, but westbound traffic on the newly opened road will have to turn north on North Calumet Avenue.
Roosevelt Road will be open but no traffic will be allowed southbound from the intersection from either Vale Park or North Calumet, and northbound traffic on Roosevelt will have access only to eastbound Vale Park and northbound North Calumet.
North Calumet will have one lane in each direction but northbound traffic will be allowed to continue northbound through the intersection or go east on Vale Park. Southbound traffic will only be allowed to continue southbound with no turns onto Vale Park or Roosevelt permitted.
The $2.27 million project is on schedule for completion in November. Federal funds are paying for more than 80 percent of the cost with the rest coming from the city's Redevelopment Commission. The city's Utilities Board paid for a portion of updating sewer and water lines.
More information about the project is available on the city's website at http://www.valpo.us.