Lane restrictions planned on interstate in Bartholomew County

Nightly lane closures are scheduled to begin Feb. 1 on northbound and southbound Interstate 65 in Bartholomew County.

Closures will be in place for two to three nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Denois Creek, Opossum Creek and the Deaver Road overpass, located south of Columbus.

The lane closures will protect crews placing temporary barrier wall in the median and outside shoulders prior to bridge work as part of the added travel lanes project between Walesboro and Columbus.

Additional lane closures and restrictions will begin as early as mid-March as construction gets underway on the $65 million contract that includes the addition of a third travel lane on Interstate 65 between State Road 58 and State Road 46, bridge widening and rehabilitation, structure replacement and resurfacing between the Driftwood River Bridge and U.S. 31 at Taylorsville.

Motorists are reminded to slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones. All work is weather-dependent, and schedules are subject to change.