(JACKSON CO.) – Milestone Contractors is continuing work on the $15 million pavement reconstruction contract that began in late April along U.S. 50 in Seymour. Traffic shifts took place along the corridor last month, and an additional shift is planned for Thursday (Sept. 17), weather permitting.
U.S. 50 from Sandy Creek Dr. to U.S. 31 / I-65 Ramps and Temporary Signals
On or after Thursday, all traffic will be moved to the westbound side of U.S. 50 as crews begin reconstruction work on the eastbound side of the roadway.
Temporary signals will remain in place and all four cloverleaf ramps at I-65 will close during this phase of construction. Motorists should utilize the temporary ramps and signals to access I-65.
- I-65 SB to U.S. 50 EB: Cloverleaf ramp closed, traffic will use temporary ramp and signal at I-65 SB to U.S. 50 WB
- U.S. 50 EB to I-65 NB: Cloverleaf ramp closed, traffic will use temporary ramp and signal at U.S. 50 WB to I-65 NB
- U.S. 50 WB to I-65 SB: Cloverleaf ramp closed, traffic will use temporary ramp and signal at I-65 SB to U.S. 50 WB
- I-65 NB to U.S. 50 WB: Cloverleaf ramp closed, traffic will use temporary ramp and signal at I-65 NB to U.S. 50 EB
U.S. 50 from Agrico Ln. to Sandy Creek Dr.
Traffic west of Sandy Creek Dr. on U.S. 50 will stay shifted to the outside lanes and shoulders while existing inside lanes are rebuilt. This work is expected to be complete by early December to move traffic into its winter configuration.
U.S. 50 bridges over Sandy Creek
Traffic remains shifted to the far right lanes and shoulder at the twin bridges over Sandy Creek as widening work continues. When complete, the bridges will accommodate a center turn lane and pedestrian path on the north side of U.S. 50.
Intersection improvements at U.S. 31 and bridge painting are also included in the $15 million contract. Two travel lanes in each direction are expected to be maintained for the duration of the project. The intermediate contract completion date is October 31, 2021, with activity continuing through June 2022.
Motorists are reminded to slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones. All work is weather dependent.