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Construction Blitz Along I-65 Seymour To Scottsburg This Weekend

Last updated on Friday, July 18, 2014

(UNDATED) - A second non-stop construction blitz will occur this weekend on Interstate 65 from Seymour to Scottsburg. Indiana Department of Transportation officials anticipate significant traffic back-ups, especially Friday and Sunday afternoons and evenings.

Motorists are urged to alter travel plans if possible to avoid traffic queues that could exceed four miles in length.

The normal work week for INDOT's $54.7 million I-65 pavement project between U.S. Highway 50 and State Road 56 ends at 1 p.m. on Fridays and begins again at 6 p.m. on Sundays. This weekend's continuous construction--along with an accelerated weekend schedule last month--will shorten the timeline for completing this project by six to eight weeks.

Lane closures through Saturday include:

Lane closures for the week beginning Sunday July 20: John R. Jurgensen Company is the state's prime contractor for renovating 21 lane miles of pavement and rehabilitating 20 bridges in Scott and Jackson County. Operations include full-depth concrete patching followed by milling and paving. The functional overlay is being placed in two lifts using a premium Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA) material for the surface course.

Further north, I-65 motorists may experience traffic delays this weekend at Columbus where a $1,439,736 concrete pavement restoration project will close the northbound left lane between mile markers 67.0 and 70.0 and the southbound on-ramp from S.R. 46.

Restrictions begin at 7 p.m. Friday. They will be lifted at noon on Monday. A 45 mph speed limit will be enforced through the 1.6-mile construction zone when workers are present. There is an 11-foot width restriction through the zone for northbound traffic.

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