Red Hill re-opens July 10:Ramp work will continue for two more weeks

Drivers should be able to head southbound on the Red Hill Parkway next week.

City officials say, weather permitting, the up-bound portion of the parkway will re-open at 11 p.m. on July 10.

Guardrail and line painting work is expected to continue through the weekend.

However, ramp repaving work will continue for another two weeks starting July 11 and will result in the closure of the ramps at the south end of the parkway at Mud Street/Stone Church Road.

Specifically, closures will include:

·       Ramp from Mud St to westbound Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway

·       Ramp from the Upper Red Hill Valley Parkway to westbound Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway

·       Ramp from the Upper Red Hill Valley Parkway to the northbound RHVP

Work on the south-bound expressway began on June 14, two days after paving and guardrail work wrapped up on the north-bound section.

The $8.5 million project includes other safety measures including reflectors, new lane markings and rumble strips.

More than 40,000 tons of asphalt will be laid down by the time the work is finished.

Some 35,000 vehicles use the expressway each day.