INDOT shifting interstate traffic


The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to shift all Interstate 65 traffic to the east lanes between mile markers 64.0 and 61.5 as part of the state’s $143 million Next Level Roads project between Seymour and Columbus.

The new traffic pattern is expected to be initiated overnight or Thursday night, weather permitting.

Southbound motorists will be shifted via a median crossover located north of State Road 58 to the northbound side of I-65. Two 11-foot-wide lanes will be maintained in each direction while construction takes place on the west half of the interstate.

Meanwhile, single-lane closures impacting both northbound and southbound I-65 traffic will continue for another four weekends (excluding Labor Day weekend) while crews install a bridge deck overlay atop the single-span 90-foot structure at Denois Creek and pour new bridge approaches at the 65.5-mile-marker. Restrictions begin at 6 p.m. Fridays and continue through noon on Sundays.

There will also be spot lane closures — both northbound and southbound — between I-65 mile markers 50.0 and 60.0 during overnight hours through the following week.

Trucks are restricted to left-lane travel throughout the work zone. This suspends northbound exits at the Indiana State Police weigh station located north of U.S. 50 at Seymour.

E & B Paving is INDOT’s prime contractor for this three-year, added-travel lanes project which calls for full-depth construction of a 6-lane roadway between U.S. 50 and State Road 58 — then repairing and resurfacing the existing four-lane pavement section between State Road 58 and State Road 46.

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