I-65 repairs to commence soon

Indiana Department of Transportation officials met with contractor representatives Monday at the Seymour District offices to launch a $1.2 million pavement repair project on Interstate 65 between U.S. 50 at Seymour and State Road 58 at the Walesboro exit south of Columbus.

Construction signs will go up next week.

Actual asphalt patching is scheduled to begin in early October in the southbound right lane.

Reith Riley, the state’s contractor, is charged with making partial depth patches on all four lanes of the north-south interstate. Some patches will be relatively small in size, but narrow seam patches may be as long as 500 feet.

Work will require lane closures of up to 4½ miles in length. Motorists should anticipate traffic queues during peak travel periods.

INDOT permits repair operations for this project during these times:

8 p.m. Sunday until noon Monday

6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday until noon the following day

6 p.m. Thursday until 6 a.m. Friday

10 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday

Milling and patching will be ongoing for several weeks. Nov. 30 is the contract completion date.