Hancock county constructionApril 10th, 2014 at 4:40 am by Julie Patterson under Traffic
Westbound I-70 Shifting to Work Zone Configuration
Overnight restriction to set barrier wall across bridge
HANCOCK COUNTY – Contractors for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) plan to shift traffic lanes on westbound Interstate 70 tonight before beginning pavement improvements between State Road 9 (Exit 104 to Greenfield) and Mt. Comfort Road (Exit 96).
Milestone Contractors, the INDOT contractor for the $15.2 million project, will restrict one lane at a time beginning Wednesday after 9 p.m. to shift both westbound lanes of traffic before 6 a.m. The left lane will be diverted across the median to share the eastbound side of the interstate. Temporary concrete barrier wall will separate the opposing directions of traffic. Eastbound I-70 will also have an overnight left lane restriction as contractors finish placing the barrier wall across the Sugar Creek Bridge.
The temporary traffic configuration is very similar to the work zone that was in place last year when Milestone repaired the eastbound side of the highway. All lane restrictions are expected to take place during off-peak traffic periods, weeknights between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. and on weekends. The contract is scheduled to be complete this summer.
Drivers are advised to practice safe habits in highway work zones, such as following work zone speed limits, maintaining safe distances from other vehicles, and avoiding distractions. INDOT partners with the Indiana State Police to provide increased work zones patrols and promote public safety. Motorists are urged to always comply with work zone speed limits, maintain safe distances from other vehicles and avoid distractions to improve safety for both highway workers and motorists.
For more information on the project, go to http://www.in.gov/indot/3192.htm. INDOT encourages motorists, residents and businesses to subscribe to receive email updates using the GovDelivery red envelope icon. Updates will also be posted on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/INDOTEastCentral and on Twitter @INDOT_ECentral.