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I-70 project moving into next phase

Friday, September 2, 2011

CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced the Interstate-70 pavement rehabilitation project from State Road 59 to two miles east of State Road 267 is moving into its next phase Tuesday, at noon.

Motorists will be shifted into the left lane while contractors patch and rehabilitate the right lane and shoulder area.

During the phase of construction, which is expected to last for six-seven weeks, there will be an 11-foot width restriction in p lace.

The patch and rehabilitation project on I-70 will span through Clay, Putnam, Hendricks and Morgan counties.

The project may have a maximum of three separate five-mile sections with one lane restricted in both the eastbound and westbound lanes continuously. The minimum distance between work zones will be four miles.

The patching portion of the project is should be completed by Nov. 22, and finished next year with permanent pavement markings and grass seedings to be completed by May 18, 2012.

INDOT encourages motorists to seek alternate routes. State residents are encouraged to utilize SR 59 to United States 40 to SR 267.

For further information, log on to www.in.gov/indot, or www.trafficwise.IN.gov.

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Yeah! Just in time for the Popcorn Festival and Covered Bridge Festival. Great planning, DOT.

-- Posted by JHeffner on Fri, Sep 2, 2011, at 10:59 AM

It's soooo dangerous thru these construction areas. People need to SLOW DOWN AND PAY ATTENTION. Trying to hurry and get to their detination may cause them and a lot of others to NOT get there. Wise up people!

-- Posted by JaniLou on Fri, Sep 2, 2011, at 8:36 PM

The biggest problem I see is that people try to speed ahead and not just get in the appropriate lane in time. That is why traffic gets slowed so bad. When you see a sign that says, "Left lane closed 1 mile ahead", get in the right lane and go with traffic. Don't wait until the baracades make you get over. That is when you cause accidents.

-- Posted by dude1 on Sun, Sep 4, 2011, at 9:54 AM

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