Interstate lane closures slated

The Indiana Department of Transportation will restrict Interstate 65 travel lanes between mile markers 31.5 and 43.5 this week as construction operations on the $54.7 million rehabilitation project between State Road 56 in Scott County and U.S. 50 in Jackson County nears its conclusion.

Single lane closures are scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. Tuesday and end at 1 p.m. Friday. The schedule:

  • I-65 northbound left lane between mile markers 31.5 and 34.5
  • I-65 northbound left lane between mile markers 38.5 and 43.5
  • I-65 southbound right lane between mile markers 38.5 and 43.5 (Switching to the southbound left lane in late afternoon on Tuesday)

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 the interstate between Seymour and Scottsburg. It has also refurbished 10 bridge sets (20 bridges) during two years of construction operations.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.