I-70 patching project from Brazil to Monrovia is scheduled to begin Friday

INDIANA – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a patching project on I-70 in both directions is scheduled to begin on or after Friday, March 4. The contractor will have 2.5-mile construction zones set up. The one-lane restrictions will be in place around the clock with the exception of Fridays between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. The construction is scheduled to last through the end of May.

The contract was awarded to Rieth-Riley Construction for $17 million. This project will deep patch the interstate in both directions from the 40-mile marker, one mile west of U.S. 231 (Exit 41) to the 58-mile marker, nearly one mile west of S.R. 39 (Exit 59). The Clay County portion of the I-70 patching will occur from approximately the 22.5-mile marker, one-half of one mile west of S.R. 59 (Exit 23) to the 29-mile marker. The completion date is May 26, 2022.

INDOT reminds motorists to follow the posted work zone speed limit, use caution and consider worker safety when traveling through a construction zone.