Ramp opening shows South Split progress

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After two weeks of work, an important ramp in the South Split project has been completed and reopened to traffic.

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) said its contractors were opening the eastbound I-70 ramp connecting to southbound I-65 overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning.

Previously, commuters traveled on a temporary ramp that capped speeds at 30 miles per hour.  The new, permanent ramp will have the normal speed limit for that connection.

With the completion of the ramp, workers will now move on to the Morris Street overpass.

As part of the 59-day project, contractors are lowering the pavement underneath the overpass bridges to prevent large trucks from striking the bridges.  INDOT said the project continues to be on schedule.

For continued coverage, stay with Fox 59 News and check out INDOT’s South Split Project page at www.SouthSplit.in.gov.