The Indiana Department of Transportation will keep a portion of I-70 EB closed until emergency repairs can be made.
I-70 EB is currently closed between Mt. Comfort Rd (Exit 96) and SR 109 at Knightstown. All lanes will remain closed until Monday, September 16 at 6 a.m.
Contractors will be out repairing and paving the shoulder in the closure. The shoulder was damaged by heavy traffic after the lane restrictions on I-70 began last week in the area.
The right lane on I-70 EB was already part of an ongoing construction patching project, forcing INDOT to close the interstate to complete the emergency repairs.
|The increased traffic caused the shoulder to buckle, making the road unsafe for drivers.
Crews are milling out the shoulder and repaving it, making it stronger and safer for drivers during construction.
Drivers are asked to use caution in the area and plan extra time. Indiana State Police will assist with traffic for the duration of the closure.
For the duration of the closure, drivers are asked to take Mt Comfort Rd to U.S. 40 EB to S.R. 109 back to I-70 EB.
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