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INDOT to close U.S. 31 ramp to Keystone Parkway

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CARMEL, IND. — The Indiana Department of Transportation and its contractors will close a heavily trafficked exit ramp this weekend in Hamilton County.

The southbound ramp connecting U.S. 31 to Keystone Parkway in Carmel will close at 9 p.m. Friday and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday.

INDOT said sections of concrete pavement did not meet its quality standards and they need to be replaced.  The contractor, Walsh Construction, is receiving $35 million for its work on the U.S. 31 transformation in Hamilton County.

“Of course it’s an inconvenience,” said Tammy Bishop, who drives through the area frequently.  “I mean, you have to drive five miles out of your way just to get to the gas station alone.  But it’ll be better in the end when it’s all done.”

On a related note, INDOT is also restricting traffic on southbound U.S. 31 between 156th Street and Union Street.  That project, in which contractors will place beams at the bridge over Cool Creek, is expected to start Friday at 9 p.m. and be completed by Saturday at 6 a.m.

For more information on the U.S. 31 Hamilton County project, visit http://us31hamiltoncounty.in.gov/.