INDOT to stage rolling roadblocks on I-65 in Johnson County
JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind.(August 23, 2015)—Indiana Department of Transportation officials hope to stage rolling roadblocks this week on Interstate 65 approaching the Worthsville Road/C.R. 750 North bridge construction site at Greenwood.
Four traffic slowdowns are tentatively scheduled Monday through Thursday nights—August 24, 25, 26 and 27—between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Rain or delivery delays could alter these dates.
INDOT must stop traffic at the bridge site while contractors install concrete beams measuring 124 feet in length at bridge piers and end bents. Four beams requiring four rolling roadblocks would be set in place each night. Police patrols will facilitate the slowdowns—creating traffic voids 20 minutes in duration at the bridge.
Plans call for rolling roadblocks Monday and Tuesday nights across all I-65 northbound lanes beginning at mile marker 87.2 near State Road 44 at Franklin. Traffic will advance at 20 mph. Onramps at S.R. 44 and Whiteland Road will be closed during each event.
On Wednesday and Thursday nights, the rolling roadblocks will be across all I-65 southbound lanes beginning at mile marker 102.3 near Southport Road. Traffic will advance at 10 mph. Onramps at County Line Road and Main Street/Greenwood will be closed during each event.
Construction of a new 246-foot 2-span concrete beam bridge is part of a $16.1 million project funded by the City of Greenwood and INDOT to build a diverging diamond interchange project at I-65 and Worthsville Road. E & B Paving and Gradex are the state’s prime contractors.
Despite rain delays, INDOT officials believe the I-65/Worthsville Road diverging diamond interchange can be ready to open to traffic by Thanksgiving. This will add I-65 access between Greenwood’s East Main Street and Tracy Road.