On Monday and Tuesday Indiana Department of Transportation employees were measuring and placing stakes with pink ribbons in the median of U.S. 40 between the edges of Brazil and Vigo County.
The stakes are used to measure footage and as reference points in a work zone, according to Debbie Calder, public information officer for the Crawfordsville District of INDOT.
Work will soon be underway for the resurfacing of a section of U.S. 40 in Clay County.
Misty Chandler, project supervisor for the Terre Haute Sub District of INDOT, said she assumes the project will start on Monday, July 17.
Motorists will not need to find an alternate route, but the highway will be reduced to one lane in the work zone.
According to INDOT's Web site, "(U.S. 40 will be) restricted to one 11-foot lane in each direction between the west and east junctions of S.R. 340 for asphalt resurface until November 2006."
Wabash Valley Asphalt is the contractor for the project.
Chandler said the outside of the eastbound and westbound lanes will be widened by 4 feet, making asphalt shoulders.
The work on U.S. 40 is projected to end by Nov. 15, 2006, according to Calder.