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INDOT Announces Lane Closures On U.S. 231 To Install J-Turns
Updated February 24, 2016 7:37 AM | Filed under: Transportation
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(DALE) - The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for U.S. 231 near Dale as crews begin working on a project that will install J-Turns at the State Road 62/Washington Street and State Road 62/68 intersections.

According to INDOT, the intersection has seen four fatalities since 2011.

Contractors will set up intermittent alternating restrictions in both the north- and southbound lanes beginning Friday, February 26, with a 12-foot width.

Improvements include:

  • Longer left-turn lanes to make it safer for slow-moving trucks and farm traffic to merge across north- and southbound U.S. 231 traffic,
  • Wider U-turn widths for standard 73.5-foot-long tractor trailers,
  • Mountable curbs at the U-turns for oversized vehicles,
  • Overhead lighting approaching the intersections, and
  • Clearer signage.

Lane closures will last for the duration of the project and affect the area from one half-mile south of S.R. 62 to one half-mile north of S.R. 68. Restrictions will be in place around the clock, and work is expected to last into this summer, depending upon weather conditions.

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