The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces a project to widen the I-65 northbound and southbound bridges over the Wabash River will shift traffic towards the center median to allow for the contractor to strengthen the outside shoulder. Nightly lane closures will begin tonight, Wednesday, May 16. These lane closures are expected to begin after 8 p.m. and last through 7 a.m. the following morning.
The project was awarded to Superior Construction for $23.5 million. The work also included deck replacement on Swisher Road over the interstate and replacing the decks and widening both I-65 bridges over the Wabash River. The construction on the Wabash River Bridge is scheduled to be completed in October of 2020.
INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone.
Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone.