Motorists driving in the area of Park Road and I-84 later this week can expect to see construction signs going up in preparation for work to begin, with tree-clearing starting next week.
West Hartford Civil Engineer Greg Sommer said Monday that the work is not expected to create traffic issues.
The $6.8 million project is expected to be completed by spring 2019, Sommer and Town Engineer Martin Duane told a crowd at an informational meeting in September. Town officials said 80 percent of the project will be paid for through federal funding and that the town and state are each contributing 10 percent to the cost.
As part of the project, the I-84 off-ramp will be relocated next to the existing on-ramp and the highway will be regraded and widened to include an additional left-turn lane. Park Road will also be widened on the south side to create an additional travel lane and left-turn lanes. Left-turn lanes will be added to Overbrook Road, Raymond Road and Trout Brook Drive.
Signs will be posted on I-84 at exit 41 (South Main Street) and exit 44 (Prospect Avenue) encouraging motorists to avoid exit 43 for Park Road, officials said.
More information, including a project overview, construction schedule and photos, as well as a live camera, is available at www.westhartfordct.gov/ParkRd.