I-65 added travel lanes project will close S.R. 39 exit ramp early Wednesday

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BOONE COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announce the I-65 northbound exit ramp to State Road 39 (S.R. 39) will close on Wednesday, July 10 on or after 12:01 a.m. The closure is for reconstruction of the ramp and is expected to last for seven days.

Reith-Riley Construction Company, Inc. and designer R.W. Armstrong were awarded the $41,455,610 Major Moves design build contract. The project on I-65 will add an additional lane in each direction and reconstruct the existing lanes of I-65 from six tenths of a mile north of S.R. 32 to one half mile south of Boone County Road 100 East. This project also includes rebuilding the S.R. 39 Bridge over I-65 and the I-65 Bridge over Prairie Creek and rehabilitating the bridge over Lafayette Ave. The project is scheduled to be completed in late July of this year.

The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph throughout the entire work zone. This construction project has been targeted by the Indiana State Police and the Boone County Sheriff’s Department for increased enforcement activities in an effort to reduce speeding in the work zone. INDOT encourages motorists to slow down and pay special attention while traveling in work zones throughout Indiana. For the latest news and information about INDOT, please visit http://www.in.gov/indot.

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