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Forevergreen Road open from I-380 to Highway 965

Information meeting set Wednesday on next I-380 projects

Traffic flows last Janury along Interstate 380 under the Forevergreen Road overpass near North Liberty. The new Forevergreen Road interchange is now open from I-380 to Highway 965.  (The Gazette)
Traffic flows last Janury along Interstate 380 under the Forevergreen Road overpass near North Liberty. The new Forevergreen Road interchange is now open from I-380 to Highway 965. (The Gazette)

NORTH LIBERTY — The Forevergreen Road interchange on Interstate 380 is fully open to all traffic.

Hugh Holak, resident construction engineer with the Iowa Department of Transportation, said crews Friday opened Forevergreen Road between Jones and Covered Bridge boulevards. That means Forevergreen Road now is open between Highway 965 and the interchange.

“You can get off there and drive all the way to 965,” Holak said.

The south ramps on the Forevergreen Road interchange opened about six weeks ago and the north ramps opened about two weeks later.

However, message boards limited use of the interchange to local residents as there were few places you could actually take Forevergreen Road. Holak said those signs now have been shut off.

Those trying to go west on Forevergreen Road can take Jasper Avenue NW — which is gravel — to the north end of Tiffin. If you go south on Park Road, you can wind through a development on a paved street and end up in Tiffin as well, Holak said.

I-380 SIX LANES?

In other I-380 news, the DOT is hosting a public information meeting Wednesday to discuss proposed improvements to I-380 from Forevergreen Road to Highway 30 in Cedar Rapids.

Proposed improvements include widening Interstate 380 to six lanes.

The public information meeting is scheduled for 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St.

Comments: (319) 339-3155; lee.hermiston@thegazette.com

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