I-65 to be widened in Lake County

Lake County’s Interstate 65 will be widened due to heavy traffic. The interstate will be expanded to include three lanes in both directions between Merrillville south to State Road 2. This announcement is just the first step in the governor’s highway program titled "Major Moves 2020." This program is designed to fast track the rehabilitation and widening of highways. Read More »

Public meetings discuss I-69 section 6 routes

Indiana Department of Transportation officials have scheduled a series of public meetings this week to discuss the I-69 Section 6 route extension from Martinsville to Indianapolis. The purpose of the meetings is to gather public requests and input about the routes. The five preliminary routes were first announced in June 2015. Officials hope to scale these down to a smaller number.  Read More »

I-65 ribbon cutting ceremony takes place on Worthsville Road

Officials from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday for the new diverging diamond interchange located at Interstate 65 based at Worthsville Road. Beginning at 2 p.m., Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers as well as INDOT commissioner Brandye Hendrickson led the ceremony. The project was delayed, though, because of poor weather. Read More »

Public meetings scheduled for I-69 Section 6

Officials at the Indiana Department of Transportation recently scheduled a series of public meetings to explain the details of the Interstate 69 Section 6 routes and request public feedback. The main topic of the meetings will be five preliminary routes that reach from Martinsville to Indianapolis. The meetings will gather public feedback to improve the five alternative routes. Read More »

Indiana’s Wayne and Henry Counties undergo I-70 restrictions

Crews with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will implement traffic restrictions in Wayne and Henry Counties in order to repair and resurface the pavement this weekend. INDOT encourages drivers to use US 40 as a detour to prevent traffic jams on I-70. Drivers should plan ahead for recurring weeknight lane restrictions from State Road 1 to Centerville Road. Read More »

Indiana DOT justifies proposed 106th Street interchange at I-69

The need for a proposed $34 million interchange connecting 106th Street with Interstate 69 in Hamilton County is threefold, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation. A new interchange would reduce congestion at the existing I-69 interchanges with 96th Street and 116th Street, improve traffic safety within the project study area, and provide direct access. Read More »

INDOT prepares for winter

Governor Mike Pence declared last week Winter Weather Preparedness Week for Indiana in preparation for the winter season. The main priority for the Indiana Department of Transportation crews throughout the winter is snow removal and ice prevention. This applies to more than 11,000 miles of Indiana’s U.S. highways, interstates and state routes. INDOT added new equipment to its fleet. Read More »

I-65 lane closed for repairs in Indiana

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) scheduled closures for Interstate 65 lanes between Franklin and Edinburg Saturday. The closure made way for full-depth concrete patching for the I-65 southbound right lane as well as bridge work at Sugar Creek and Big Blue River. The closure affected the I-65 southbound right lane, from Franklin to Edinburg at 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Read More »

I-65/I-70 restrictions to fix damage from accident

Construction contractors with the Indiana Department of Transportation scheduled traffic restrictions Wednesday through Sunday on Interstates 65 and 70 north in order to repair damage that was recently caused by a car accident. The ramp for westbound I-70 and the southbound I-65 lanes were closed, and traffic was diverted to the Exit 83A ramp for Michigan St./Ohio St./Fletcher Ave. Read More »

Indiana transit officials review compliance with ADA

INDOT's ADA Transition Plan is designed to look at current services and facilities to determine if there are artificial access barriers to people who have disabilities. The working group explains INDOT's recommendations about the ADA Transition Plan, including raising public involvement with people who have disabilities when planning transportation projects. Read More »

INDOT makes guardrail repairs on I-65

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) repaired guardrails on the Interstate 65 bridges that cross Sugar Creek, Amity Ditch and Big Blue River Wednesday and Thursday. These repairs are a part of multiple segments of a project crews aim to complete before winter break. The contracted crews from Reith-Riley had to close the northbound lanes on I-65 to make the repairs. Read More »

I-465 and I-65 restrictions, closures this week and weekend

The Indiana Department of Transportation will close or restrict certain portions of I-465 and I-65 starting Thursday and continuing through the weekend. On Nov. 19 at 9 p.m, the ramp for eastbound I-465 through southbound I-65 will be closed until Nov. 20 at 6 a.m. The crews need to make pavement repairs and saw-cut portions of the road in order to finish the project over the weekend. Read More »

Ribbon cutting ceremony for SR 26/Water Street in Portland, Indiana

Officials and leaders from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) scheduled a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially reopen State Route 26/Water Street on Friday at 10 a.m. This newly rebuilt roadway stands near the East Jay Middle School located in Portland, Ind. The purpose of the project was to rebuild more than three-quarters of a mile of road on Water Street. Read More »

Indiana DOT hiring snow plow operators

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will hold a job fair from 10 a.m. to  2 p.m. Friday at the Aurora Subdistrict facility, 10995 Marsh Road. The goal of the job fair is to find snow plow operators for several seasonal positions that are open for people who have their CDL licenses. These operators would be working throughout the coming winter months. Read More »

Two lanes of SR 57 open in Newberry

The contractors with the Indiana Department of Transportation reopened two lanes of State Road 57 in Newberry Friday. Beginning in 2010, drivers were required to follow the traffic signals that only allowed one direction of traffic to travel over the bridge at a time. The construction project originally started in 2013, when INDOT earned a contract worth $11.3 million. Read More »

Indiana taking applications for railroad crossing safety improvement grants

The Rail Office of the Indiana Department of Transportation is accepting applications for 100 percent reimbursable grant funds for rail crossing safety improvements. Improvements eligible for grants include pavement markings and warning signs or surface improvements at rail crossings. Other improvements may be discussed with INDOT to see if they are applicable for the grants. Read More »

Indiana slates hearings to discuss I-69 project near Indianapolis

Indiana transportation officials plan to hold a public hearing Thursday and next week to discuss a proposed infrastructure project on Interstate 69 in Hamilton and Madison counties in the Indianapolis area. The $85-million project is designed to improve and widen a 15-mile section of I-69 in both counties. The improvements are part of the Major Moves 2020 program in Indiana. Read More »

Ribbon cutting ceremony set for U.S. 52 in Indiana

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) recently announced that it will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday for the new U.S. Highway 52 project in Rushville, Indiana. Completed on the west side of Rushville, the $4-million project involved installing water mains and storm sewers, removing the current roadbed, construction of the full-depth asphalt pavement on top of treated subgrade, and adding sidewalks that have ramps that comply with the ADA. Read More »

Indiana completes first Major Moves 2020 project on I-65

The Indiana Department of Transportation said Friday that lanes of I-65 south of Indianapolis are now open to motorists as the first step of Indiana’s Major Moves 2020 contract is finished. Contractors have finished new ramp lanes on I-65 at exits for County Line Road, Southport Road and Main Street. The project also updated overpasses and repaired four miles of I-65. Read More »

Indiana DOT to hold ribbon-cutting for I-65

Indiana’s first Major Moves 2020 project is almost finished, and officials will hold a ribbon-cutting at 1 p.m. Friday for the opening of Interstate 65. The last paving operations ended Thursday. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be in the Johnstone Supply Co. parking lot, which is nearby I-65. At the events, there will be engineers, INDOT officials, and contractors. Read More »