Pavement projects for this weekendMay 16th, 2014 at 6:52 am by Julie Patterson under Traffic
I-65 Ramps Require Restrictions for Pavement Improvements
INDIANAPOLIS – Contractors for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) plan to restrict Interstate 65 ramps on the north side this weekend for pavement repairs and resurfacing.
Beginning Saturday at 6 a.m., crews will close the Lafayette Road ramp to northbound I-65 for resurface paving. Traffic will be directed south on I-65 to Exit 119 and follow 38th Street to the Kessler Boulevard interchange to return north on I-65. The resurfacing is planned to be completed and the ramp reopened by 9 p.m. on Saturday.
The Illinois Street/12th Street ramp to northbound I-65 will be closed starting at 3 a.m. on Saturday for concrete patching. A signed detour will direct traffic north on Illinois Street and west on 21st Street to access northbound I-65. The ramp is anticipated to reopen by 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The southbound I-65 ramp to Illinois Street/11th Street (Exit 113) will have restrictions for patching, but the ramp is expected to remain open through the weekend.
The northbound I-65 ramp to Pennsylvania Street/12th Street (Exit 113) will have restrictions this weekend for patching, but the ramp is expected to remain open to traffic.
Work Zone Safety
Drivers are advised to practice safe habits in highway work zones, including following work zone speed limits, maintaining safe distances from other vehicles, and avoiding all distractions. The Indiana Work Zone Safety Law sets steep penalties for driving infractions within highway work zones. Citations for speeding in a work zone could result in a fine of up to $1,000. Motorists who drive recklessly or aggressively through a work zone face fines up to $5,000. Drivers who injure or kill a highway worker may end up paying a $10,000 fine and serving up to eight years behind bars. Fines generated from the work zone law are used to fund additional work zone patrols in an around work zones. For more information on work zone safety, go to workzonesafety.in.gov.
Motorists, residents and businesses are encouraged to visit www.indot.in.gov and subscribe to email updates using the GovDelivery red envelope icon. Updates are also available by liking the Indiana Department of Transportation East Central Facebook page and by following @INDOT_ECentral on Twitter.