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The Indiana Department of Transportation's (INDOT) pavement restoration project on Interstate 65 at Columbus is scheduled to begin this weekend, if the weather cooperates. INDOT Spokesman, Harry Maginity, says that after several delays, construction crews are scheduled to start repair operations Friday evening.
Traffic flow will be impacted by lane closures. Those closures will be determined by location of various work activities. A 45 mph speed limit will be enforced through the 1.58-mile construction zone when workers are present. Any traffic citations that occur in this construction zone will result in double fines.
Maginity notes that American Contracting of Jeffersonville is the state's contractor for this repair project, which requires numerous partial-depth and full-depth concrete patches where pavement is failing on the interstate from south of County Road 100 North, to a half mile north of Carr Hill Road. He adds that this work includes pavement repairs on all four ramps at the State Road 46 interchange.
Maginity says this project is expected to continue through August every weekend starting at 7 p.m. Fridays and lasting until midday on Mondays. The City Columbus' Engineering Department says that an alternate route has been established for drivers who want to avoid the interstate. This route consists of State Road 11 to State Road 46 to U.S. 31.
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 6:36:35 PM
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