Friday will mark the halfway point of the Verona Road construction project as orange barrels are removed for the season, according to a release.
Construction on the Verona Road project started in 2013 with the Seminole Highway bridge reconstruction, area intersection improvements and resurfacing Verona Road, officials said.
In early 2014, Verona Road traffic was shifted multiple times between Raymond Road and the Beltline, as crews constructed the new six-lane highway over a roundabout to handle frontage road traffic, which was completed in June 2015, according to the release.
In fall 2014, crews started reconstructing and expanding the Beltline between Seminole Highway and Whitney Way to three lanes in each direction and reconfigured the Beltline and Verona Road interchange, officials said. New concrete lanes for the eastbound Beltline were constructed first in 2015 and handled all Beltline traffic in this area as crews expanded the westbound side this year.
During the $140 million Stage 1 project, crews poured 206,000 square yards of concrete, placed 418,000 tons of rock, constructed seven bridges and recycled more than 35,000 tons of existing concrete and asphalt, according to the release.
Construction between Raymond and McKee roads will start back up in the spring, officials said. The entire Verona Road project is expected to be done in fall 2020.