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

(UNDATED) – 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, Sept. 12, both directions of I-65 will close for up to twenty minutes between MM 89 and MM 68 for fiber optic connection work near C.R. 1200 S. in Shelby County. The closure is scheduled to begin at approximately 9 p.m. Entrance ramps at S.R. 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 late August, but has been rescheduled due to weather and equipment availability.

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