South Split project re-opens ahead of schedule

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Interstates 65 and 70 between the north and south split are reopened to traffic Wednesday night, fifteen days ahead of schedule.  Southbound lanes opened first, just before 11 o’clock, and the northbound side was expected to be re-opened before midnight.

“Hoosiers are to be commended for their patience and cooperation during the I-65/I-70 South Split Project,” Governor Mike Pence said.  “On behalf of the people of Indiana, I express my appreciation for the hard work and professionalism of the Indiana Department of Transportation and its contractors for completing these needed public safety improvements ahead of schedule and under budget.”

The contractor involved in the project will get a $60,000 bonus for each day they finish early.

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