Traffic is down to one lane in the eastbound direction of Melrose Avenue at the northbound U.S. 218 off ramp. 

The road needed to be reduced to one lane to allow for pavement repair after a failure caused by recent hot temperatures. Both lanes need work, but only one lane will be fixed at a time to allow the road to remain open. However, the pavement is damaged in the area needed for left turning traffic to turn west from the off ramp, and because of this, left turns will not be allowed from the U.S. 218 northbound off ramp to travel westbound on Melrose. 

Work should be finished by Monday, June 27, 2016. 

Drivers should be aware of the construction and take a different route. As always, use caution when driving through a work area. 

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Date of publication

Tuesday, June 21, 2016