The Route 61 Safety Project work consists of safety and operational improvements to the roadway along the existing alignment including mainline widening, intersection improvements, turning lanes, new traffic signals and upgrades of existing signals, and improvements to the interchange at US-222. Pavement and shoulders will be rehabilitated/reconstructed, guide rail and median barrier will be replaced, drainage will be improved, and two structures will be modified and other miscellaneous construction activities from just south of the US-222/Rt 61 interchange to just north of the Rt 61 / Rt 73 interchange.