Travelers rerouted to highway after I-65 pavement fails

A pavement blowout on Interstate 65 south of Seymour caused traffic to divert to U.S. 31 on Thursday afternoon, creating a buildup of vehicles, including numerous semis, and frustration for motorists.

A summer-long construction project has pinched traffic into one lane in the area of the 48-mile marker, and Thursday’s gaping hole in the right southbound lane caused the area to shut down completely for about four hours.

Indiana Department of Transportation is in the process of doing partial-depth and full-depth patchwork using asphalt and concrete, fixing about 20 bridges and installing underdrains, according to a spokesperson with INDOT.

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