Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Milestone Contractors LP will be changing the traffic pattern on U.S. 50 in Seymour from U.S. 31 to just west of Sandy Creek Drive on or after Friday.
Both lanes of westbound U.S. 50 will move to the newly rebuilt westbound corridor starting at the junction of U.S. 31 through the stoplight at Sandy Creek Drive and then move back to the current lane locations in front of Chili’s and before the widened Sandy Creek bridges.
The eastbound lanes will stay the same except at the junction of U.S. 31. Both lanes will be moved about 4 feet south just before the intersection, allowing for the removal of a sliver of pavement in the middle of the roadway.
Dupont Drive also will be closed for the removal and replacement of the roadway on or after Friday. The temporary signals at the interstate ramps will no longer be needed after this week, and all of the ramps at the Interstate 65 and U.S. 50 interchange will be open for regular traffic flow.
Milestone will work in the middle of the interchange area after the traffic switch. The median area will have the temporary asphalt removed and dirt added back along with a new curb and gutter. The people trail will be finished, and the ditches will be sodded up to Sandy Creek Drive. The four traffic signals will be upgraded, and a box culvert will be placed in mid-September.
The surface lift of asphalt will be placed toward the end of the project, along with the final pavement markings by the end of October.
INDOT reminds motorists 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.