INDOT halts road construction projects for holiday weekend

Staff Report
TheStatehouseFile.com

INDIANAPOLIS — Most highway maintenance and construction projects will be halted by the Indiana Department of Transportation so that holiday and Indianapolis 500 traffic will flow more smoothly this weekend.

Whether traveling to the Indianapolis 500, vacationing or visiting family, INDOT encouraged drivers to plan extra travel time.

INDOT directed contractors to pull back road barriers to the safest extent possible. However, drivers should be prepared for some restrictions and reduced speeds because of the ongoing construction work in the following areas:

Northern Indiana

  • S. 41 is closed in both directions between Sibley St. and Michigan St. in Hammond for bridge reconstruction.
  • S. 41 is reduced to one lane in each direction between S.R. 114 and U.S. 24 near Kentland in Newton County for bridge and pavement construction.
  • S. 31 is reduced to one lane in each direction near Plymouth in Marshall County for paving work.
  • S. 24 is down to one lane in each direction between S.R. 29 and U.S. 31 in Cass County for pavement restoration.
  • I-469 is reduced to one lane in each direction at multiple locations in Allen County.
  • R. 14 is closed in both directions between U.S. 41 and S.R. 55 in Newton County.
  • R. 8 is closed in both directions in LaPorte County between U.S. 421 and S.R. 39.
  • S. 421 is closed in both directions between S.R. 143 and S.R. 14 in Pulaski County for bridge construction.
  • S. 6 is closed in both directions at Brimfield in Noble County.

Central Indiana

  • Watch for brief lane closures on I-74 at multiple locations between Indianapolis and the Illinois state line for bridge construction.
  • Portions of State Road 3 are reduced to one lane in each direction between New Castle and Muncie.

Southern Indiana

  • R. 37 is reduced to one lane in each direction in between Martinsville and Bloomington for I-69, section 5 construction.

INDOT instructed race fans traveling to the Indianapolis 500 to plan routes ahead of time and have a designated sober driver. Traffic management staff will be on duty during the race, monitoring for congestion, informing law enforcement and posting alerts to dynamic message signs.

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