The resurfacing project is scheduled to begin on Monday or shortly after.
INDOT Media Relations Director for the Crawfordsville District Debbie Calder told The Brazil Times the resurfacing projects have been an ongoing effort to improve I-70.
"I think it's one of four resurfacing projects we'll have on I-70 this summer and fall," Calder said.
The remaining three projects include one in Putnam County near United States 231, another one-half mile west of SR 39 to SR 267, and the final from United States 40 (old SR 46) to SR 59 (from Vigo County into Clay County).
Calder said bidding for the final project would take place in July, with work expected to start in early to mid-August.
Calder said the project beginning Monday was awarded to Rieth-Riley, Goshen, Ind., for $6.3 million.
According to information provided by Calder, the project will have lane restrictions on the interstate in the area the contractor will be working. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of July.
INDOT conducted another resurfacing project on SR 59 just under one-half a mile north of SR 246 and SR 46 in Clay County in May. Wabash Valley Asphalt, Inc., Terre Haute, was awarded the contract.