I-65 Added Travel Lanes Project Set to Start March 15

The Indiana Department of Transportation is preparing to reconstruct and widen I-65 from north of State Road 32 to north of State Road 47 in Boone County. The project will add one lane in each direction and includes the removal of the I-65 and Lafayette Avenue exit ramp near Lebanon.

Beginning on or around March 15, crews will begin Phase 1 of work, which is expected to last into mid-July, weather dependent. Impacts to traffic include:

  • Closing the outside shoulder of I-65 overnight for shoulder strengthening, leaving one lane open in each direction. Monday through Thursday nights, restrictions will begin at 7 p.m., and Friday through Sunday nights, restrictions will begin at 8 p.m. All lanes will reopen each day by 6 a.m.
  • Eliminating the left-hand exit movement from I-65 to Lafayette Avenue.
  • Reducing the speed limit through the project area to 55 mph during the day and 45 mph overnight.

E&B Paving LLC was selected in October 2020 to complete the work with a bid of $83,733,000. Construction is expected to begin in March and continue until late 2021, weather dependent. Work is expected to resume in March 2022 and be complete by November 2022.

More information about the project is available at https://www.in.gov/indot/4031.htm.

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