JACKSON CO. – A traffic switch and activation of temporary signals are planned to take place Wednesday, April 7, along US 50 in Seymour. Work resumed in early March on the pavement reconstruction contract between Agrico Lane and US 31 that began last year.
US 50 from Starbucks to US 31
On or after Wednesday, all traffic will be moved to the eastbound side of US 50 between Starbucks and US 31 as crews begin reconstruction of existing westbound lanes. This configuration is expected to be in place through late September. The west half of the project (Starbucks to Agrico Lane) will remain in its current configuration as work progresses.
Intersection of US 50 and US 31
The traffic pattern will also change at the intersection of US 50 and US 31 at the far east end of the project. Southbound lanes of US 31 will be reduced to one lane approaching the intersection. US 50 will remain open to two lanes of traffic. This will allow for widening at the northwest corner of the intersection.
I-65 Ramps and Temporary Signals
Also on Wednesday, temporary signals will be activated at the I-65 interchange and all four cloverleaf ramps will close. Motorists should utilize the temporary ramps and signals to access I-65.
- I-65 SB to US 50 EB: Cloverleaf ramp closed, traffic will use temporary ramp and signal at I-65 SB to US 50 WB
- US 50 EB to I-65 NB: Cloverleaf ramp closed, traffic will use temporary ramp and signal at US 50 WB to I-65 NB
- US 50 WB to I-65 SB: Cloverleaf ramp closed, traffic will use temporary ramp and signal at I-65 SB to US 50 WB
- I-65 NB to US 50 WB: Cloverleaf ramp closed, traffic will use temporary ramp and signal at I-65 NB to US 50 EB
Work will also continue at the Sandy Creek bridge, including construction of the pedestrian path funded by the City of Seymour. Painting of the I-65 overpasses is also included in the contract. The intermediate completion date is October 31, 2021, with activity continuing through summer of 2022.
Motorists are reminded to slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones. All work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change.