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Summertime is construction time Fern Valley Interchange project transitions to bridge building

Coming off the first major phase of construction — trenching and installing a four-foot drainage pipe across Interstate 5 — the Fern Valley Interchange project transitions into summer mode. “Summertime is construction time,” said ODOT Public Service Representative Dennis Steers. “We’re going to make it as easy as we can for drivers.”

June 6, 2014

The $72 million Fern Valley Interchange project will improve Phoenix’s I-5 interchange, where traffic congestion is severe during the morning and evening commutes. Existing and proposed development along the east side of I-5 in Phoenix has reduced the capacity and created safety issues at the interchange.

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