The Indiana Department of Transportation announces the on-ramp of I-65 southbound at State Road 43 will temporarily close for work on Thursday, May 19 from 7:00 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Friday, May 20. This is for work on the I-65 added travel lanes project, weather permitting. The on-ramp of I-65 northbound will then close on Friday, May 20 from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 21. State Road 43 will remain open to traffic.
This project was awarded to Walsh Construction Company II LLC for $99.4 million dollars. This project will add an additional lane in both directions from the Wabash River Bridge to nearly 2.5 miles north of S.R. 43. Work also includes widening the Ninth St., Prophets Rock and S.R. 43 Bridges, improving the geometrics of the S.R. 43 ramps. S.R. 43 will be resurfaced within the interchange area and a traffic signal will be added at the on I-65 southbound ramps at S.R. 43. Construction is scheduled to be complete by November 30, 2023.
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