Niabi Zoo Road reopens

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After more than two months of detouring, drivers regained direct access to Niabi Zoo Road from Route 6 in Coal Valley.

Crews began working to widen and improve Niabi Zoo Road, and the Route 6 bridge next to it, in April 2014.

Niabi Zoo Road reopened to traffic, and the 78th Avenue detour route was closed.

The roadway reopened Friday, July 18, 2014, relieving drivers of the 20-miles-per-hour detour from Route 6 through residential neighborhoods on 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th streets to get to Niabi Zoo Road.

The Route 6 Bridge remained reduced to one open lane for each direction of travel as crews continued to work.

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