Preliminary operations will soon start for a safety improvement project at the intersection of state Route 126 (Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway) and U.S. Route 22 (Montgomery Road) in the city of Montgomery.

Contractors will be building a roundabout at the junction of Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway and Montgomery Road. The purpose of the project is to improve the traffic flow at the existing interchange of Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway and Montgomery Road, as well as on Montgomery Road north of the interchange. This intersection improvement project is part of the Montgomery Quarter redevelopment project that will include office, retail, hotel, and residential spaces and extend downtown Montgomery by providing a pedestrian-friendly environment.

Preliminary work is scheduled to begin Monday, March 30. Crews will begin staging Phase 1 construction, which will include work along the east side of Montgomery Road. Although there will be intermittent restrictions at the interchange ramps to and from southbound Montgomery Road, traffic will be maintained. This preliminary phase will not require lane closures or restrictions, but future phases of construction will require lane closures.

Arrow boards and/or signs will alert motorists of the work zone; however, motorists are reminded to be mindful of crews and use additional caution through the area.

The John R. Jurgensen Company was awarded a contract for approximately $7.3 million to build the project, and all work is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2021.

For more information about the city’s roundabout project, visit