The western portion of the 54 Expressway will open to traffic in both directions some time today.
There are two small detours to be aware of. On the west end at Mexicali Blues and just east of Key Largo Road, traffic will be one lane in each direction. Drivers headed west on the Osage Beach Parkway past KK will have to turn right onto Key Largo and then left onto the 54 Expressway. That will stay in place while the eastbound expressway is tied together.
Also drivers will not be able to go east on the Osage Beach Parkway past Case Road to get onto the Grand Glaize Bridge. Tie-in work between the eastbound parkway and the eastbound bridge should be wrapped up in a month.