U.S. 31 in Hamilton Co. down to one lane starting Thursday

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Commuters traveling on U.S. 31 in Hamilton County should prepare for new lane restrictions.

Construction on the highway has already caused drivers to complain about congested traffic and a longer commute. Now, INDOT announced, two lanes of U.S. 31 between Greyhound Pass and the Monon Trail Overpass will be shut down while crews fix the pavement. That means traffic will be down to just one lane, except during the morning commute when crews will keep two lanes open. That will happen from 6-10 a.m.

“I live pretty close here about five minutes and it took me about 15 minutes to get here today, just because of the traffic,” said Megan Resigner.

Resigner’s worried how the lane restrictions will affect her commute.

“It’s definitely only going to get worse.”

Shane Clark said he found a detour to deal with the current traffic, but that might not work for long.

“A lot of people are finding detours so that’s getting pretty crowded too.”

“It will be great when it’s done,” said Luanna Albrecht, who would rather look at the glass half full. “I think just being patient and getting through it is the main thing.”

The lane restrictions start Thursday at 10 a.m. They will only last about a week.

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