Interstate lanes to be restricted this week

The Indiana Department of Transportation is restricting Interstate 65 travel lanes between mile markers 31.5 and 48.5 as part of construction operations on the $54.7 million rehabilitation project between State Road 56 in Scott County and U.S. 50 in Jackson County.

The changes began at 7 p.m. Sunday and will end at 1 p.m. Friday. Operations are 24 hours a day.

The lane restrictions include:

  • Now through Wednesday: I-65 northbound and southbound right lanes between mile markers 43.5 and 48.5
  • Wednesday through Friday: I-65 northbound and southbound left lanes between mile markers 43.5 and 48.5
  • Sunday through Friday: I-65 southbound right lane, then shift to left lane between mile markers 32.5 to 31.5

This week’s work includes concrete pavement repairs at transition locations, cleanout at underdrain sites, installation of guardrail and shoulder stone, ditching and various cleanup tasks.

John R. Jurgensen, the state’s contractor, has repaired and produced a function overlay (two lifts of asphalt pavement over existing roadbed) on 21 miles of I-65 between Seymour and Scottsburg. It also has refurbished 10 bridge sets (20 bridges). Ancillary work is expected to continue for several more weeks.

For highway information, monitor social media sites: and Twitter @INDOTSoutheast. Verify travel plans at TrafficWise: