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INDOT officials: I-70 to undergo further construction

Thursday, March 29, 2012

VIGO COUNTY -- The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced Thursday one lane of Interstate-70 westbound will be restricted beginning Monday.

Crews will be installing temporary concrete barrier railing between the Wabash River Bridge and Darwin Road.

It is anticipated the installation will take four days to complete, weather permitting.

Traffic will be shifted into one lane in each direction on I-70 and restricted to 12-feet by April 6, so work may begin on the eastbound interstate bridge over Southlake Road.

The Darwin eastbound on-ramp will be closed for the duration of the bridge construction.

The project is scheduled for completion by the end of June 2012.

Wabash Valley Asphalt was awarded the resurfacing and bridge deck replacement project for $5.29 million.

The contract will resurface the interstate from the state line to just west of the Wabash River Bridge.

It also includes replacing the deck and widening the eastbound bridge over Southlake Road, located nearly three miles west of United States 41.

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

For the latest news and information about INDOT, log on to www.in.gov/indot.

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