BARTHOLOMEW CO. — Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Force Construction Inc. plans to implement ramp and shoulder closures at the I-65 SB rest area near Taylorsville starting Thursday, July 7. The work is part of the $65 million added travel lanes contract that began last year.
Closures are planned as follows, weather permitting:
- Starting the morning of Thursday, July 7: Shoulders closed along the entrance ramp to the southbound rest area
- Thursday, July 7 (8 p.m.) to Friday, July 8 (7 a.m.): Entrance ramp to the southbound rest area is closed for paving
This work will be delayed to Friday and Saturday if needed due to inclement weather. Additional closures are possible at the same location next week for shoulder paving.
The added travel lanes and resurface portions of the project are expected to be complete this fall, with additional work expected through summer 2023. INDOT reminds drivers to use caution, avoid distractions, and consider worker safety when traveling through active construction zones. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.