Rescheduled: Short-Term Closure Planned Saturday Night On I-65 Between Franklin And Columbus

(JOHNSON/SHELBY/BARTHOLOMEW CO.) – The Indiana Department of Transportation has issued a permit for a short-term closure on I-65 between Franklin and Columbus.

The evening of Saturday, Aug. 29, both directions of I-65 will close for up to twenty minutes between mile maker 89 and Mile marker 68 for fiber optic connection work near County Road 1200 South in Shelby County. The closure is scheduled to begin at approximately 9 p.m.

Entrance ramps at State Road 252 (Exit 80) and U.S. 31 (Exit 76) will also be closed during this time. Indiana State Police and pilot vehicles will be on site to assist with the closure. The work was originally planned for Saturday, Aug. 22, but has been rescheduled due to rain.

Motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route or allow extra travel time to avoid delays.