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Upcoming I-65 lane restrictions near Whitestown beginning May 11

BOONE COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane restrictions on I-65 in both directions between County Road 550 S. (Old S.R. 334) and S.R. 267 (Whitestown) starting Wednesday, May 11 for bridge construction work. Lane restrictions will be in effect on I-65 northbound and southbound from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday. This will allow crews to pour the bridge deck on the new C.R. 500 bridge over I-65. Two 12-foot lanes will remain open in both directions at all times.

RoadSafe Traffic will perform the lane restrictions. Indiana State Police will be on site as well.

This project was awarded to Beaty Construction 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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