GREENWOOD – Within the next few weeks, crews will begin work on a road project designed to make driving across Johnson County easier and add another interstate interchange.
The Worthsville Road widening project will expand the road to four lanes between U.S. 31 and Interstate 65. Construction is expected to start by May 15 on the east-west corridor and last into next year. Once complete, Greenwood will have a new exit off I-65. Indianapolis-based contractor E&B Paving has been hired for the project.
County officials said the widened road will make getting across the county easier, giving drivers a route that won’t get as congested. The I-65 interchange is expected to cut down on congestion at the Main Street exit in Greenwood. The revamped Worthsville Road will also become part of a larger east-west route in Morgan and Shelby counties that will link I-65, State Road 37 and I-74.
The redevelopment commission borrowed $21.5 million for the project.