It's open! The new lanes on Fain Road, aka State Route 89 A have opened, transforming a two-lane road into a four-lane divided highway.
Turning from SR 69 to Fain Road? Or, do you want to use the Lakeshore traffic interchange? No worries, that's open, too.
Unfortunately, that's not exactly the end of the roadwork in that locality. Crews will be repaving the existing southbound lanes of the highway, which will require a single lane restriction during work hours for two weeks, Monday - Thursday.
And, there may be intermittent restrictions on the northbound lanes as guardrail and sign installation take place.
It's important to note that speed limits through the work zones will be reduced to 45 MPH, and they're not kidding. Fines for speeding in a work zone are prohibitive, so please drive appropriately.
ADOT Spokesperson Tricia Lewis explains, "This $16 million widening project began in January of this year and is scheduled for completion by summer 2013 when crews return to place a final layer of rubberized asphalt pavement."
Lewis continues, "ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, be alert of trucks entering highway for paving operations, comply with the reduced speed limit and be alert for construction equipment and personnel."