Short-term closure scheduled Saturday on I-65 between Franklin and Columbus


The Indiana Department of Transportation has issued a permit for a short-term closure Saturday night on Interstate 65 between Franklin and Columbus.

Both directions of the interstate will close for up to 20 minutes between the 68- and 89-mile-markers for fiber optic connection work near County Road 1200S in Shelby County.

The closure is scheduled to begin at approximately 9 p.m. Entrance ramps at State Road 252 (Exit 80) and U.S. 31 (Exit 76) also will be closed during this time.

Indiana State Police and pilot vehicles will be onsite to assist with the closure.

INDOT is encouraging motorists to use an alternate route or allow extra travel time to avoid delays.

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