Project planned to add lane to I-65 section between Columbus and Seymour

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SEYMOUR, Ind.  — State officials are working on plans to widen a section of Interstate 65 to six lanes in southern Indiana.

The project would add a lane for both northbound and southbound traffic on a 14-mile section between U.S. 50 in Seymour and Indiana 58 near Columbus.

Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Harry Maginity tells The Seymour Tribune  that the estimated $143 million project could also include I-65 resurfacing and bridge work on a 5-mile stretch north to the Indiana 46 interchange in Columbus.

Maginity says a contractor could be picked in June. Preliminary work could start this year, with major construction beginning next year. Completion is expected by fall 2020.