News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 12, 2013

I-70 lanes restricted in Vigo County through October

Resurfacing project under way

Tribune-Star staff report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — A resurfacing project on Interstate 70 through Vigo County is under way and will restrict lanes on the interstate through mid-October.

The $7.2 million project, awarded to Wabash Valley Asphalt, will involve patching and resurfacing the interstate from just east of the Wabash River bridge to just west of U.S. 40/Indiana 46.

“The project can only restrict 21⁄2 miles at a time in both the eastbound and westbound lanes,” said Debbie Calder, Indiana Department of Transportation spokeswoman.

Construction work cannot be done from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays and from from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays under the state contract, Calder said. “They are not allowed to work at those times, but they can still have lanes restricted if there is a need for [pavement] curing,” she said.

The only on or off ramps impacted for the project will be at U.S. 41, Calder said. Those ramps can be closed only from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday, she said.

The project is scheduled for completion by Oct. 18, but the work schedule is subject to weather conditions.

INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone. For the latest news and information about INDOT, visit www.in.gov/indot or www.trafficwise.in.gov.