The Indiana Department of Transportation State Road 28 project is scheduled to begin on April 1. The official detour for regional and long-distance traffic follows I-65 to State Road 47, to State Road 39, and back.
Plans are also in place to detour local truck traffic away from downtown Frankfort for the project’s duration. This detour plan has been created to help local truck traffic avoid the road closures on State Road 28 while protecting secondary streets.
Local trucks heading east on State Road 28 into Frankfort should use the following routes:
- Northbound – Turn north off of State Road 28 onto N County Road 200 W, then turn north onto US 421.
- Southbound – Turn south on Prairie Avenue, east on W. County Road 200 S. (Greenlawn), and south on State Road 39.
- Eastbound – Follow the southbound detour (see above) to State Road 39. Turn north on State Road 39 and east on Kelley Road. Take Kelley Road to US 421.
“While we want outside traffic to follow the INDOT detours, we would like to provide a more reasonable route for our local companies to easily avoid the road closures with minimal impact to secondary streets,” says Frankfort Street Department Superintendent Jason Forsythe.
“We ask drivers to be patient throughout this road improvement process. I believe the end result will be worth the temporary inconveniences these detours may cause.”