I was quite distraught last week when I noticed that State Route 29 was closed at I-70. This is my favorite “sneaky back way” to dodge some of the heavy traffic when getting to and from the Farm Science Review. The bigger problem is that this way is not really all that sneaky and many other people use it as well. Not this year folks.
The resulting problem is the decrease of three primary exits from I-70 down to two. There will probably be increased bottlenecking of traffic on 42.
Here is the official report on the exit closure from http://www.pavingtheway.org/i-70/.
Beginning Sept. 9, SR 29 will close at I-70 for 30 days to allow crews to complete work on the new roundabout at the west interchange. Two ramps will also close: I-70 west to SR 29 and SR 29 to I-70 west. Detours will be posted.
SR 29 west detour: US 40 west to US 42 north to SR 29. SR 29 east detour: US 42 south to I-70 east to SR 29.
I-70 west ramp to SR 29 east: I-70 west to US 42 south to I-70 east to SR 29 east. I-70 west ramp to SR 29 west: I-70 west to US 42 north to SR 29.
To access I-70 west from north of I-70: US 42 south to I-70. To access I-70 west from south of I-70: US 40 west to US 42 north to I-70.
I guess I’ll plan on leaving a little earlier each day. Drive safe, and we’ll see you at the Review.