I-65 will have overnight lane closures for work on the County Road 550 Bridge next Week

BOONE COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation announce there will be lane closures overnight next week on I-65 near the 132 mile marker. The contractor will be building the coping on the new I-65 Bridge at C.R. 550. The contractor plans on beginning Tuesday, February 15 with single lane closures at 9 p.m. I-65 northbound will have double lane closures beginning at 10 p.m. and in the southbound lanes at 11 p.m. The Indiana State Police will be assisting INDOT and the contractor with the various lane closures as overhead work is completed by 6 a.m.

This project was awarded to E & B Paving for $62.8 million. The project includes building a new interchange on I-65 at Boone County Road 550 South and redesigning the I-65 and S.R. 267 interchange. Both will be Diverging Diamond Interchanges, (DDI). The contract completion date is set for August of 2022.

A DDI is a type of interchange in which the two directions of traffic on a non-highway road cross to the opposite side on both sides of a bridge. It is unusual in that it requires traffic on the highway overpass to briefly drive on the opposite side of the road from what is customary. When entering the DDI, drivers cross over to the left side of the bridge, guided by signals, signs and pavement markings. DDIs are designed to be safer, more efficient and more cost effective than traditional diamond interchanges.

INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone. 

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