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Highway 71B Flyover

The long anticipated flyover bridge, which will provide direct access for northbound traffic on Highway 71B to the Fulbright Expressway, is under construction.  During the construction phase, which will extend into 2014, there will be directional devices provided around and through the construction zone to guide motorists, and we will work to assure effective traffic flow and safety during this process.  When completed, the flyover will virtually eliminate u-turns at Joyce Boulevard and College Avenue by allowing northbound drivers to take a ramp just north of the intersection with Millsap that will take them either to the Fulbright Expressway, or will allow them to enter the shopping areas along the highway at an exit that will connect to Mall Avenue just south of the Olive Garden Restaurant.  This project has already completed several difficult phases required by the Federal Highway Administration to reach this construction phase (18 to 24 months).  The flyover is anticipated to be open to traffic in June 2014.